(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Minutes [serial]"

MINUTES OF 

WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 

STATED SESSION 
208th 

LAKE WACCAMAW 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

LAKE WACCAMAW, N. C. 
October 20, 1959 

209th 

WALLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WALLACE, N. C. 
January 19, 1960 

CALLED MEETING 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, N. C. 
September 7, 1959 
Div.Sch. 

8 B 968 THANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

A3 5 WILMINGTON, N. C. 

208th/ December 11, 1959 

209th 

1959/60 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/minutesserial20820910pres 



MINUTES OF 



WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 



STATED SESSION 

208th 



LAKE WACCAMAW, N. C. 
October 20, 1959 

209th 

WALLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WALLACE, N. C. 
January 19, 1960 

CALLED MEETING 



WILMINGTON, N. C. 
September 7, 1959 

ETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, N. C. 
December 11, 1959 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

MINISTERS 

(Listed in the order in which they were received) 

-I. H. Rawls 
-H. T. Lewis 
-W. E. Pauley 
-Charles Williams 
-W. H. Terry 
-W. P. Burns 
-E. F. Torsch, F. M. 
-E. B. Davis, 
Chap. U. S. N. 
-J. C. Wagner 
-W. M. Schotanus 
-H. L. Willis 
-F. M. Womack, Jr. 
-R. W. Graham 
-Adolf Otersen 
-G. F. Sowerby 
-L. A. Richardson 
-J. E. Atwood 
-H. L. Reaves 



1— P. L. Clark, H. R. 18- 

2— J. L. Fairlv, H. R. 19- 

3— D. Lee Williamson, 20- 

F. M. 21- 

4_j. W. Miller 22- 

5— M. C. MacQueen 23- 

6— E. B. Carr, H. R. 24- 

7 — N. P. Farrior 25- 

8— W. H. Allison 26- 

9 — F. M. Thompson, 27- 

H. R. 28- 

10— L. A. Taylor 29- 

11— F. W. Lewis, H. R. 30- 

12— W. H. Goodman 31- 

13— B.F.Hall 32- 

14— N. G. Stevens, 33- 

H. R. 34- 

15— W. F. F. Little 3 5- 

16— M. J. McChesnev 36- 

17— P. C.Oliver, 3 7- 

Chap. U. S. N. 38- 



-N. H. Flowers 39- 
-L. C. Moore, F. M. 40- 

-C. L. Kirbv 41- 

-J. F. Clark 42- 

-C. W.Worth 43- 

-J. S. Walkup 44- 

-H. H. Hilton 45- 

-Ben L. Rose 46- 
-A. M. Daniel 

-R. H. Erwin 47- 

-R. K. Johnson 48- 

-J. L. Stevenson 49- 

-E. G. Connette 50- 

- J. M. Inline 51- 

-R. J. Wilkins 52- 

-C. H. McLean 53- 

-D. B. Jenkins 54- 

-F. A. Elliott 5 5- 

-L. W. Kessler 56- 
-R. B. Rock, H. R. 
-J. R. MacKinnon 

CHURCHES 



Name, Year Organized 
Acme, 1892 
Antioch, 1925 
Ashwood, 1922 
Baker, 1934 
Bethany, 1944 
Beth Car, 1819 
Bethel, 1924 
Beulaville, 1917 
Black River, 1740 
Bladenboro, 1889 
Bowden, 1905 
Brunswick, 1947 
Burgaw, 1879 
Calypso, 1903 
Cape Fear, 1944 
Carolina Beach, 1943 
Caswell, 1858 
Chadbourn, 1897 
Chapel on Board- 
walk, 1952 
Chinquapin, 1884 
Clarkton, 1795 
Croatan, 1884 
Currie, 1914 
Delgado, 1916 
Elizabethtown, 1834 
Elkton, 1917 
Faison, 1857 
Graves Mem., 1838 



Name, Year Organized 
Grove, 1736 
Hallsville, 1900 
Harmonv, 1887 
Harper-South'd, 1945 
Hebron, 1886 
Hollv Grove, 1914 
Hopewell, 1800 
Irnmanuel, 1895 
Jacksonville, 1911 
Lake Waccamaw, 1921 
Maple Hill, 1887 
McClure Mem., 1940 
Morehead Citv, 1929 
Mt. Horeb, 1843 
Mt. Olive, 1878 
Mt. Williams, 184 5 
Mt. Zion, 1858 
Mvrtle Grove, 1944 
New Hope, 1889 
Oakdale, 1933 
Oak Grove, 1952 
Oak Plains, 1859 
Page's Mill, 1946 
Pearsall xMem., 1914 
Pike, 1856 
Pineland, 1953 
Pink Hill, 1917 
Pleasant View, 1924 
Pollocksville, 1868 



Name, Year Organized 
Potts Mem., 1945 
Rockfish, 1756 
Rocky Point, 1922 
Salem, 1958 
St. Andrews, 1858 
Ch. of Covenant, 1918 

Merged— 1944 
Smith, 1895 
Southport, 1902 
South River, 1796 
Stanford, 1892 
Stafford Mem., 1951 
Tabor City, 1944 
Teachev, 1902 
Topsail, 1871 
Trinity, 1954 
Wallace, 1884 
Warsaw, 1884 
Westminster, 1920 
Westminster 

(Wilmington), 1954 
White Plains, 1850 
Whiteville First, 1869 
Wildwood, 1898 
Willard, 1915 
Wilmington First, 1817 
Winter Park, 1913 
Woodburn, 1924 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Charles R. Brindell, J. Wessell Brown, Hugh Evans, Roger Home, 
Edward Johnson, Edward Lewis, Jr., William McDonald, Eugene Mussel- 
white, Charles A. Norwood, Timothy Outlaw, J. Leon Simmons, Jr., 
William VanderVenter, A. P. Winfrey III. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



STATED MEETING 

October 20, 1959 

The 208th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Wilmington 
was held in the Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church, of Lake 
Waccamaw, North Carolina, October 20, 1959 opening at 
10:00 a.m. 

The service of worship was led by the retiring moderator, the 
Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

The roll was called. The following ministers were enrolled: 

J. W. Miller, M. C. MacQueen, N. P. Farrior, W. H. Allison, L. A. 
Taylor, W. H. Goodman, N. G. Stevens, M. J. McChesney, J. F. Clark, 
N. H. Flowers, C. L. Kirby, C. W. Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, 
J. S. Russell, C. S. McChesney, A. M. Daniel, H. B Mitchell, R. K. John- 
son, J. L. Stevenson, E. G. Connette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, C. H. 
McLean, D. B. Jenkins, F. A. Elliott, L. W. Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, 
I. H. Rawls, H. T. Lewis, W. E. Pauley, W. P. Burns, W. M. Schotanus, 
H. L. Willis, F. M. Womack, Jr., R. W. Graham, Adolf Otersen, G. F. 
Sowerby, L. A. Richardson, J. E. Atwood. 

The following representatives from the churches were en- 
rolled : 

Antioch, James H. Justice; Baker, B. C. Thigpen; Bethany, Jordan A. 
Sloan; Beth Car, A. H. Singletary; Bethel, Dewey Lanier; Beulaville, 
Maurice Jackson; Black River, George S. Beatty; Bladenboro, R. F. Mathe- 
son; Burgaw, T. J. Bradshaw; Calypso, A. J. Dail; Cape Fear, O. R. God- 
win; Carolina Beach, C. T. Strickland; Caswell, Ashley M. Murphy; 
Chadbourn, E. W. Miller; Chinquapin, Jack Albertson; Clarkton, D. D. 
Clark; Delgado, W. C. Scoggins; Elizabethtown, W. S. Morgan; Graves 
Memorial, Hardin S. Kimrey; Hallsville, A. H. Miller; Hopewell, J. S. 
Newkirk; Immanuel, A. I. Maynard; Jacksonville, John A. Clayton; Lake 
Waccamaw, Paul L. Sutton; Maple Hill, S. A. Lanier; McClure Memorial, 
J. S. Cameron; Mt. Horeb, Charles Braddy; Mt. Olive, D. B. Gillis; Mt. 
Zion, D. G. Alderman; Myrtle Grove, Robert P. Bender; Oak Plains, 
L. W. Newkirk; Pike, Ivey L. Player; Pineland, Troy King; Pink Hill, 
J. A. Worley; Potts Memorial, D. G. Murphy; Rockfish, W. S. Wells; 
Rocky Point, E. F. Langsten; St. Andrews Covenant, J. M. Jenkins, Jr.; 
Smith, J. R. Thomas; Teachey, B. F. Brinkley; Topsail, R. M. Thomas; 
Wallace, J. Luther Powell; Warsaw, E. Walker Stevens; Westminster 
(Whiteville), E. F. Davis; Westminster (Wilmington), W. E. Starnes; 
White Plains, A. L. Warner; Whiteville First, John E. Thompson; Wild- 
wood, J. C. Murdock; Wilmington First, Herbert A. Codington, Jr.; Wil- 
lard, E. L. English; Salem, P. D. Lanier. 

The following churches did not send representatives: 

Acme, Ashwood, Bowden, Brunswick, Chapel on the Boardwalk, Croa- 
tan, Currie, Elkton, Faison, Grove, Harmony, Harper-Southerland, Hebron, 
Holly Grove, Mt. Williams, Morehead City, New Hope, Oakdale, Oak 
Grove, Pages Mill, Pearsall Memorial, Pleasant View, Pollocksville, South- 
port, Stafford, Stanford, Tabor City, Trinity, Winter Park, Woodburn, 
South River. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

A quorum was declared present. 

Presbytery was constituted with prayer by the Moderator, re- 
membering the Rev. Reid Erwin who lost his father by death 
recently. 

Ruling Elder George L. Mitchell was elected Moderator. 

The following ministers were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brothers: 

Dr. A. G. Harris, Jr., Atlanta Pressbytery; The Rev. Joe Amory, Albe- 
marle Presbytery; the Rev. H. L. Reaves, Pee Dee Presbytery. 

The following elders attending Presbytery for the first time 
were introduced: 

J. M. Jenkins, Jr., A. L. Warner, John E. Thompson, Herbert A. 
Codington, Jr., P. D. Lanier. 

The Rev. J. S. Russell, host pastor welcomed Presbytery and 
made the necessary announcements. He then introduced the 
Rev. E. D. Dunn, director of the Good Shepherd Home and Mr. 
R. N. McCray, director of Boy's Home, Inc. They were given 
the privilege of the floor to speak relative to their respective or- 
ganizations. 

The docket was adopted as amended. 

It was moved that, upon the evidence of the telegram from 
the Stated Clerk of Pee Dee Presbytery, stating that the Rev. H. L. 
Reaves of Florence, South Carolina, had been dismissed to the 
Presbytery of Wilmington, he be admitted to examination, and 
that the Commission of Installation be instructed to receive the 
letter of dismissal upon its arrival. 

The Rev. Mr. Reaves was examined. The examination on 
"Views of Theology" was led by the Rev. J. M. Irvine, Jr. It 
was sustained as satisfactory. The examination on "Views of the 
Sacraments and Church Government" led by the Rev. E. G. Con- 
nette, Jr., was sustained as satisfactory. The examination on 
"Experimental Religion" led by the Rev. M. C. MacQueen was 
sustained as satisfactory. The examination as a whole was sus- 
tained as satisfactory and Mr. Reaves was enrolled as a member 
of Wilmington Presbytery upon the signing of the obligations. 

The Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work, the Rev. M. J. McChesney, reported the calls to be in 
order. The terms were as follows: Tabor City Church — 
S 1,200.00 per annum with one month's vacation, manse and 
participation in M.A.F. Brunswick Church — SI, 200. 00 per 
annum, with one month's vacation and participation in M.A.F. 
The Home Missions Committee to supplement the salary to bring 
it to the required minimum of Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The official auditor's report was presented. Three copies were 
on hand — one for the Council of Presbytery, one for the office 
of Presbytery, one for the permanent file of the treasurer. 

The Rev. J. S. Russell presented his resignation as pastor of 
the Lake Waccamaw and White Plains Churches, requesting a 
letter of dismissal to Pee Dee Presbytery effective November 8th. 
Representatives of the churches reported that duly called con- 
gregational meetings were held and that the churches reluctantly 
concurred in the request. The request was granted. Expressions 
of good will and appreciation were made by various members of 
Presbytery. The stated clerk was instructed to send a letter to 
the stated clerk of Pee Dee Presbytery expressing the esteem the 
Presbytery holds for Mr. Russell. 

The Rev. C. W. Worth presented the report of the Executive 
Committee on Church Extension. It was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CHURCH 
EXTENSION 

Since its last annual report, this committee has lost one of its sub- 
committees, Christian Relations having become a Permanent Committee 
of Presbytery. The Committee of Church Extension now functions 
through sub-committees on Home Missions, Negro Work, Evangelism, and 
Radio and Television. 

Negro Work 

The Presbytery still has no direct work among this large segment of 
the population of our immediate area. In this regard, we are in a less 
favorable position than forty years ago. The only Negro Presbyterian 
church in Wilmington is the Chestnut Street Church, UP — USA. How- 
ever, both the Women of the Presbytery, and the Men of the Presbytery 
have sponsored Negro leaders to attend leadership conferences in the 
state. We urge the extension of this program, and call upon local 
churches to study earnestly and prayerfully the will of our Lord in the 
matter of our Negro Christian brethren, and the task of evangelising the 
large unchurched Negro population in the bounds of this Presbytery. 

Radio and Television 

Many of our churches are making use of the miracle of modern com- 
munications to proclaim the gospel. In Wilmington, Presbyterians par- 
ticipate actively in an interdenominational program under the auspices 
of the Ministerial Association, with daily devotionals on three local radio 
stations and a television station that serves southeastern North Carolina. 
Two of our churches also broadcast their Sunday services in rotation with 
other churches in the down-town area. 

In Wallace, the Wallace and Rockfish Churches participate in a daily 
devotional program, with other Protestant Churches, and take a regular 
turn in broadcasting Sunday services. Churches in Clinton, Whiteville, 
Morehead City, and Jacksonville take part in similar programs. We com- 
mend to our people the work of the Protestant Radio Center in Atlanta, 
and urge study by sessions of the use of modern means of telling the 
Gospel story by these methods which God has provided. We remind the 
Presbytery that neglect of these media in any community places them 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

in the hands of non-Christian, or religiously irresponsible forces. Many 
of the so-called religious programs broadcast in this section are an offense 
to the gospel and a stumbling block to real Christian evangelism. 

EVANGELISM 

It is with sincere hope that in 1959 evangelism in Wilmington Presby- 
tery will show forth a better record than in 1958. 

The minister and elders who were commissioners to the General As- 
sembly, Atlanta, Georgia, all attended the Pre-Assembly Conference on 
Evangelism. 

Each minister of Wilmington Presbytery has been urged to keep con- 
stantly before him a Prospect List. At the spring meeting of Wilmington 
Presbytery it was unanimously approved that each church would conduct 
a Church Loyalty Campaign for a six-week period beginning Sunday, 
September 20 through Sunday, October 25. In this period each church 
was to have one of her services on Sunday with special evangelistic em- 
phasis. Each church was to endeavor to get every member of the church 
to attend at least one of the regular services of the church every Sunday 
for this six-week period. Also, to work toward a 10% increase in 
membership. We are hoping to see results in evangelism for Wilming- 
ton Presbytery as a result of the year's emphasis and climaxing it with 
this Church Loyalty Campaign. Over half the churches answered in 
written form signifying their endeavor in this Church Loyalty Campaign. 

HOME MISSIONS 

As of today 27 of the 82 churches of the Presbytery are being served 
by ministers who receive portions of their salaries from the funds of 
Home Missions. This percentage is high but if you will take note of 
the number of small churches in the Presbytery you will readily under- 
stand why this is true. The emphasis being placed on stewardship this 
year in all of our churches by the Stewardship committee promises to 
bring about an appreciable decrease in the amount of sustentation needed 
in 1960. 

There have been some changes among the pastors serving these 
churches during past year. Rev. James A. Marrow left the Cape Fear 
Church to accept a pastorate in Concord Presbytery. He was succeeded 
by Rev. Francis M. Womack, Jr. Rev. Richard K. Johnson left the Wood- 
burn church to accept a call to the Westminster church. He was suc- 
ceeded at Woodburn by Rev. Randolph W. Graham. The Black River, 
Caswell and Currie churches which were without a regular pastor for 
more than a year are now being served by Rev. Henry L. Willis. In June 
of this year Rev. Adolf Otersen began work with the Rocky Point and Pike 
churches, and Rev. George Sowerby began his work at Topsail. Robert 
Ledbetter who supplied the Tabor City and Brunswick churches for more 
than a year left to resume his studies at the Seminary. These churches 
have called Rev. Henry L. Reaves, of Florence, S. C. He has accepted 
their call and expects to begin work December 1st. Rev. William Kimbro, 
who has supplied Stafford Memorial and Harmony churches for the past 
year, left in August to accept work in Albemarle Presbytery. Rev. Coswell 
G. Johnstone, a retired minister of the A.S.A.U.P. church, now making 
his home in Wilmington, has been engaged to supply these churches. 
Ministers who continue their labors among us are J. F. Clark at Beth Car 
and Oakdale; W. F. F. Little at Pollocksville and Croatan; Robert J. 
Wilkins at Teachey, Willard and Oak Plains; Ira H. Rawls at Chinquapin 
and Salem; John L. Stevenson at Page's Mill; William E. Pauley at South- 
port and New Hope; William P. Burns at the Chapel on the Boardwalk; 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

J. W. Brown at Maple Hill and Pineland; Dr. L. C. LaMottee continues 
to serve Bladenboro as Supply. 

Salary sustentation is being continued for the support of Parish Visitors 
in the Jacksonville and Trinity churches. The Synod and the General 
Assembly share equally with the Presbytery in these sustentations. 

Grants-in-aid were made during the year to assist our churches for 
new construction as follows: Carolina Beach $750.00 to repair the 
church steeple; Southport $2,500.00 plus the proceeds from the sale of 
the Fellowship building; Rocky Point-Pike $5,000.00 for the purchase 
of a lot for the proposed relocation of the churches and building fund; 
Delgado $5,000.00 for construction of Fellowship Hall and Educational 
building; Woodburn $1,000.00 to assist in manse renovations and instal- 
lation of kitchen appliances. In addition to these grants-in-aid we have 
paid $5,637.00 on loans made in past years for grants-in-aid. 

Some of the newer members of the Presbytery may be interested in 
knowing how the committee came to be in debt. The indebtedness repre- 
sents money the committee borrowed for the purpose of making grants-in- 
aid to churches. Most of the money was used in aiding new churches. 

The first of these was the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk at Wrights- 
ville Beach. For many years the First church, Wilmington, sponsored a 
Sunday School on the beach during the summer months. When World 
War II brought a great influx of people to the area and many of them 
rented houses on the beach the Sunday School became a year 'round 
project and preaching services were added. These were housed in a 
small frame building. The need was felt for a more adequate building 
and program and the Home Mission Committee undertook the task of 
providing for this need. An individual had made a challenge gift of 
$10,000.00 for this cause. The First church, Wilmington put on a 
campaign among its members and raised $7,200.00. Lots were purchased 
and plans drawn for a building. The committee made a grant-in-aid for 
the building of $5,000.00 which was borrowed from the Board of Church 
Extension. In addition the committee purchased a manse at a cost of 
$8,750.00 which was financed through the Savings and Loan Company. 
Final payments were made on those loans this year. Today this is a 
thriving and growing church with physical properties worth approx- 
imately $100,000.00. 

The story of the Acme church is similar to that of the Little Chapel 
on the Boardwalk. We had a small home mission church in the village 
of Acme. It was about forty years old and its membership numbered less 
than forty. When the Riegel Paper Co. built a plant and number of 
homes two miles from Acme the Home Mission Committee began thinking 
in terms of relocating the Acme church in the community of Riegelwood. 
The first step in the project was the securing of a pastor and the second 
step was building a manse. The manse was built at a cost of $9,000.00 
of which $7,500.00 was borrowed. When the building was under con- 
struction the Committee made a grant-in-aid of $7,000.00, and later a 
supplementary grant of $4,000.00, again this was borrowed money. On 
these loans the Committee now owes $510.00 which we expect to pay 
off by the end of the year. Acme is now a thriving and growing church 
with a property worth easily $50,000.00. 

The story of Trinity Church, in Havelock, is a somewhat similar 
story, namely operating mainly on borrowed capital. The Committee 
owned an acre of land in Havelock, purchased in 1945 at a cost of 
$250.00. This was sold in 1954 for $15,000.00 which gave us a start 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

on a church building. A Sunday School, sponsored by the Morehead City 
Church, was begun in a rented apartment. About the same time a Sun- 
day morning preaching program was begun. The Sunday School outgrew 
the space of the apartment and the school moved to new school building. 
A few months later this building was closed to us and we moved to the 
Community Center. In the meantime our own building was under 
construction. 

A pastor was secured for this church and a manse became necessary. 
The committee appropriated $9,000.00 for the manse and the men of 
the church furnished the labor. Of this $9,000.00 the amount of 
$7,500.00 was borrowed capital. In addition the committee made grants- 
in-aid in the aggregate of $5,000.00. The Synod donated $5,000.00 and 
the Assembly $14,000.00. Today Trinity is a thriving church with 
physical properties worth not less than $100,000.00. 

The story of the Jacksonville Church and the Cape Fear Church are 
similar to that of the Acme Church, namely, relocation and the con- 
struction of new buildings, with the exception that the only funds bor- 
rowed were for a manse for the Cape Fear Church. This cost $12,000.00 
of which $10,000.00 was borrowed. Manses for Bethel and McClure 
Churches were likewise financed mainly by borrowed capital. 

The Committee is happy to report to the Presbytery that by the end 
of this year there will be only two of the loans outstanding, those of the 
Cape Fear and McClure Memorial manses. On these we owe a total of 
$14,000.00. This amount, by the end of this year will be our total out- 
standing obligation. 

Time does not permit us to mention more than a score of other 
churches which have been assisted in new construction to the extent of 
from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00, during this five year period. 

The Committee takes this opportunity to express sincere and heartfelt 
thanks to all the churches of the Presbytery for their continuous support 
of Home Missions. In addition to the churches, we are most grateful 
to the individuals who twice a year contribute to the Church and Manse 
Assistance Fellowship. This fund, which was begun in 1953, has sup- 
ported grants-in-aid to the total of $10,408.00. We also register our 
sincere thanks and appreciation to the Belk-Beery Store for their annual 
and continuous support of Home Missions. For thirteen consecutive 
years this store has contributed $2,000.00 per year to church extension 
in Wilmington Presbytery — a total of $26,000.00. Through these years, 
Home Missions in our Presbytery has also had the generous cooperation 
and support of the Committee of Church Extension in the Synod and the 
Board of Church Extension in the General Assembly. 

The committee is not unmindful of the fact that grants-in-aid from 
Home Mission resources is but a small portion of the total cost of the 
construction projects. The great portion of the costs has been paid by 
the members of the local churches. Our portion has, however, given the 
local congregations the challenge and encouragement to undertake their 
own building projects. 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRESBYTERY FROM THE HOME 
MISSION COMMITTEE 

(October 20, 1959) 

That the Presbytery instruct its Trustees James H. Clark, J. K. Banner- 
man, E. Walker Stevens to accept title to a tract of land of twenty-six 
acres more or less, situated in Columbus County near Bolton, and instruct 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

the Stated Clerk to express the thanks of the Presbytery to Mrs. Laura 
Howell Norden for this generous contribution to Home Missions. 

That the Presbytery accept an offer of the sum of $600.00 for the 
purchase of the Cypress Chapel building and grounds, situated near Chin- 
quapin, and instruct its Trustees James H. Clark, J. K. Bannerman, E. 
Walker Stevens to convey title in fee simple to Mr. E. P. James, upon 
the receipt of the above sum. 

That the Presbytery exchange the Southport Manse plus a cash sum 
not to exceed $2,500.00 for the Southport residence of Mr. and Mrs. 
H. A. Schmidt, if this offer should meet with the approval of Mr. and 
Mrs. Schmidt. In the event this offer should be satisfactory to Mr. and 
Mrs. Schmidt, that the Presbytery instruct its Trustees James H. Clark, 
J. K. Bannerman, E. Walker Stevens to convey title in fee simple to the 
Southport manse to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Schmidt and accept title in fee 
simple to the Southport residence of Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt. That the 
Executive Secretary of the Presbytery act as the agent for the Presbytery 
in this transaction. 

It was moved that the Committee on Church Extension in- 
vestigate the need of reorganization regarding TRAV, in order to 
comply with the General Assembly organization. 

The report of the Permanent Committee on Christian Rela- 
tions read by the Rev. J. R. MacKinnon was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON 
CHRISTIAN RELATIONS 

At the direction of the General Assembly, Synod and Presbytery Com- 
mittees on Christian Relations have been reorganized to conform to the 
pattern of the Assembly's Committee. Therefore Presbytery's Committee 
is no longer a sub-committee of the Executive Committee of Church Ex- 
tension, but has been reorganized as a permanent committee of Presby- 
tery, with representation on Presbytery's Council, and on Synod's Com- 
mittee on Christian Relations. Your committee now makes, therefore 
an independent written report to Presbytery, and is docketed for report 
at the fall meeting. 

In this first annual report under its new status, the committee calls 
to the attention of Presbytery the informative materials provided by the 
Division of Christian Action of the Board of Christian Education. We 
commend these publications, particularly "The Bridge" to the careful 
study of our churches, in order that our people may be informed con- 
cerning the great Christian issues of the day. 

While some progress has been made in the critical areas of social 
tension in the nation and in our state, there can be no excuse for com- 
placency or lethargy concerning the church's witness in the field of human 
relations. The past attitude has too often been one of surrendering the 
leadership in social and moral matters to secular and non-Christian 
forces which are undermining the witness of our faith. To deny the 
revelance of the Gospel in these major areas of life is to deny the suffi- 
ciency of Christ for the world. The impotence of the church to bring 
an end to bitterness and violence in the recent industrial strife in North 
Carolina, when leaders of both factions were church members in good 
standing, is a disturbing indication of our need of prayer and self- 
searching. 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Obscene literature and entertainment are on the increase in the terri- 
tory of this Presbytery. Alcoholism continues to be a growing problem. 
Juvenile delinquency, including indications of gang warfare are appear- 
ing in our communities. Inadequate care for the aged and indigent, 
problems of mental health and disrupted home life, industrial and racial 
hostilities, and other evils to which the church has spoken through the 
General Assembly are with us here and now. Your Committee submits 
with all urgency that the Presbytery and its constituent churches cannot 
remain insensitive to these things and be true to their obligation to the 
Head of the Church. 

We recommend that church sessions undertake serious studies of moral 
conditions in their immediate vicinity, and that churches lead in the 
establishment of local councils of churches or other agencies of Protestant 
community cooperation in solving the serious social conditions that beset 
our section. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. F. HALL, Chairman 

The report of the Committee on Nominations presented by 
the Rev. John M. Irvine, Jr., was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE TO 

WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

October 20, 1959 

1. Trustees of Davidson College: Rev. M. C. MacQueen to succeed 
himself. 

2. Trustees of Flora Macdonald College: Rev. F. A. Elliott to replace 
Rev. J. S. Russell, Class of 1960. 

3. Church Extension: Class of 1962: Rev. Charles Worth, Mrs. 
Doris Wessel, Mr. T. J. Turner (Pink Hill); Mr. Harold Aldridge (South- 
port). 

Class of 1960: Rev. Richard K. Johnson replacing Rev. B. Frank Hall. 

Sub-Committee on Evangelism of the Church Extension Committee: 

Rev. H. T. Lewis, Rev. R. K. Johnson, Rev. D. B. Jenkins, A. E. Haefner. 

4. Christian Education: The entire class of 1959 to be re-elected to 
Class of 1962— Rev. J. S. Walkup, Rev. F. A. EUiott, Mrs L. B. Cave- 
naugh, Mrs. Lou Belle Williams, Miss Frances Kornegay. 

Class of 1961 — Rev. W. M. Schotanus to replace Rev. J. S. Russell. 

5. Higher Education: Class of 1962: Mrs. P. R. Smith, Rev. B. Frank 
Hall, Mr. Robert Aycock. 

6. World Missions: Class of 1962: Mr. D. M. Calhoun, Rev. Reid H. 
Erwin. 

7. Committee on Homes: Rev. C. H. McLean to replace Rev. J. S. Rus- 
sell, 1960. 

8. Examinations: Rev. W. P. Burns to replace Rev. J. W. Miller. 

9. Rev. M. C. MacQueen to be Chairman of Nominations Committee. 

10. All other Committees and Commissions, Class of 1959 re-elected 
to become Class of 1962. 

Oral reports were made as follows: 
EVANGELISM— The Rev. H. H. Hilton. 
STEWARDSHIP— The Rev. J. R. MacKinnon. 

10 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The Stewardship teams of the Every Church Canvass were 
commended. 

Camp and Conference Center: 

The Rev. J. S. Walkup and the Rev. F. A. Elliott. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

Leave of Absence — W. E. Pauley, C. T. Strickland, H. S. Kimrey. 

Place of Next Meeting — Jordan Sloan, R. K. Johnson, Roy Thomas. 

Thanks— J. E. Atwood, T. J. Bradshaw, D. D. Clark. 

Presbytery recessed for lunch with the prayer of thanks being 
offered by the Rev. C. W. Worth. 

Presbytery reconvened with the singing of a hymn and prayer 
led by the Moderator. 

The Rev. C. H. McLean reported for the special Committee 
on Additional Chapters to the Book of Church Order. The addi- 
tional chapters were unanimously approved — 61-0. 

Dr. H. A. Codington, Jr., Ruling Elder in the First Presby- 
terian Church of Wilmington, Medical Missionary to Korea, was 
heard in reference to his work there. The Presbytery engaged 
in a season of prayer in behalf of the World Mission effort. 

The reports of the Commissions of Ordination and Installation 
were admitted to record as follows: 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF ADOLF OTERSEN, JR. 

AS PASTOR OF 

PIKE AND ROCKY POINT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES 

AT THE 

ROCKY POINT CHURCH 

The commission met at the Church at 7:45 p.m. August 2, 1959, with 
the following members present: The Rev. L. A. Taylor, Chairman; The 
Rev. Horace Hilton, The Rev. Ed Connette, Ruling Elder Adolf Otersen, 
Sr., and Ruling Elder E. F. Langston. 

The commission was called to order and opened with prayer by Dr. 
L. A. Taylor and E. F. Langston was elected to serve as secretary to 
the commission. 

The commission moved to the sanctuary of the Rocky Point Church 
where Dr. Taylor presided and the service of Ordination and Installation 
was conducted according to the Book of Church Order. 

Rev. Horace Hilton preached an inspiring sermon, his text was taken 
from Acts 10:24. 

Dr. Taylor propounded the constitutional questions to Mr. Otersen, Jr., 
and to the congregation. The answers being in the affirmative he was 
ordained by the laying on of hands and installed as pastor. 

The Rev. Ed Connette delivered an appropriate charge to Mr. Otersen, 
"Fulfill Your Ministiy." E. F. Langston gave the Charge to the con- 
gregation. 

The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Adolf Otersen, Jr. 

The commission reconvened briefly, read and approved the minutes 
and adjourned after prayer by Rev. Ed Connette. 

E. F. LANGSTON, Secretary 
11 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
THE REV. JAMES E. ATWOOD 

The commission to ordain and install the Rev. James E. Atwood as 
pastor of the Wallace Presbyterian Church met in the pastor's study at 
the church at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 1959. The meeting was 
called to order and constituted with prayer by the Chairman, Rev. 
Charles S. McChesney. Present were: Rev. Charles S. McChesney, Dr. 
L. A. Taylor, Rev. W. H. Allison, Ruling Elder J. Luther Powell, and by 
invitation of Wilmington Presbytery, Dr. James Appleby, professor at 
Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, and Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Statesville, N. C. 

Rev. W. H. Allison was elected Clerk. 

The parts having been previously assigned, the commission retired to 
the sanctuary for the worship service. 

Rev. Charles McChesney presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions. The sermon was preached by Dr. L. A. Taylor on the subject 
"Ambassadors for Christ" based upon II Cor. 5:14-21. Rev. W. H. Alli- 
son led the pastoral prayer and the closing prayer. 

Dr. W. C. Mebane was invited to join with the Commission in the 
ceremony of laying on of hands, while Ruling Elder J. Luther Powell led 
the prayer of ordination. 

Rev. Neill R. McGeachy delivered the charge to the Pastor and Dr. 
James Appleby delivered the charge to the congregation. 

The new pastor pronounced the benediction. The Commission met 
again in the pastor's study. The minutes were read and approved and 
the Commission was dismissed by prayer by Dr. L. A. Taylor. 

W. H. ALLISON, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 
FOR THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF GEORGE 
SOWERBY AS PASTOR OF THE TOPSAIL PRESBYTER- 
IAN CHURCH 

The commission appointed by Wilmington Presbytery to ordain and 
install George Sowerby as pastor of the Topsail Presbyterian Church met 
in the pastor's study of the church at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday evening, 
July 26, 1959 with the following members present: Rev. E. G. Connette, 
Rev. Frank Elliott, Rev. R. K. Johnson and Elder R. M. Thomas of the 
Topsail Church. The meeting was called to order by the moderator, 
Rev. Frank Elliott. 

Rev. R. K. Johnson was elected to serve as clerk of the commission. 

Elder George Sowerby, father of the candidate and an elder in the 
First Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., of Fort Myers, Florida and Rev. John 
Irvine were invited to sit with the commission. 

The parts previously assigned by the Presbytery were accepted as 
follows: Rev. E. G. Connette to preach the sermon, Rev. Frank Elliott 
to preside and propound the constitutional questions and to deliver the 
charge to the pastor, Rev. R. K. Johnson to deliver the charge to the 
Congregation, Elder R. M. Thomas was asked to deliver the prayer and 
Rev. John Irvine to read the Scriptures. After a prayer by Rev. John 
Irvine the commission moved to the sanctuary for the service of Ordina- 
tion and Installation. 

12 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Rev. John Irvine read selected passages from the first three chapters 
of Ezekiel. The Rev. E. G. Connette preached on the topic, "Words of 
God to a Young Treacher." The ordination prayer was led by the Rev. 
R. K. Johnson with the entire commission joining in the laying on of 
hands. After the charges to the pastor and to the congregation were 
delivered, the new pastor, Rev. George Sowerby, pronounced the benedic- 
tion. 

The commission assembled in the Pastor's Study following the Service. 
The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. The meeting was 
closed with prayer by the Rev. Frank Elliott. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK A. ELLIOTT, Chairman 
R. K. JOHNSON, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

FOR THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF 

LELAND AUTRY RICHARDSON 

A commission of Wilmington Presbytery met at the Myrtle Grove 
Presbyterian Church August 2, 1959 for the ordination of Leland Autry 
Richardson and for his installation as minister to the Myrtle Grove and 
Oak Grove Churches. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Members of the Commission 
present were: Ministers — John R. MacKinnon, William E. Pauley, Jr., 
Will H. Terry; Ruling Elder — A. E. Gibson, Sr. Mr. Terry was elected 
the clerk of the commission and order of service was discussed. The 
commission recessed for services in the sanctuary. 

In the sanctuary, Mr. MacKinnon presided; Mr. Pauley offered the 
evening prayer; and Mr. Terry preached the sermon — "Your Common 
Ministry" — his text, Ephesians 4:12. The constitutional questions were 
propounded by J. R. MacKinnon and answered in the affirmative by Mr. 
Richardson and the congregation. Mr. MacKinnon then led the commis- 
sion in the laying on of hands. Mr. Pauley charged the minister; Mr. 
Gibson gave the charge to the congregation. The Ordination and Instal- 
lation were in all parts accomplished according to the Book of Church 
Order. Following the service, the minutes were reviewed and approved. 

The meeting was adjourned after prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. MacKINNON, Chairman 
WILL H. TERRY, Clerk 

The report of the Committee on Homes presented by the 
Rev. J. S. Russell was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Homes directs your attention to the reports of 
the Board of Trustees of Barium Springs Orphanage, Presbyterian Home, 
Inc., and the William Black Home which were presented to the Synod 
of North Carolina at its 1959 meeting in Charlotte, N. C. 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the churches of the Presbytery be encouraged to receive 
special offerings for Barium Springs Orphanage during the Thanksgiving 
season and for the Presbyterian Home, Inc., on Mother's Day 1960. 

2. That the churches of the Presbytery be urged to reconsider their 
response to the campaign for funds for the Presbyterian Home, Inc., to 
the end that Wilmington Presbytery's part in the campaign may reach 
its goal. 

13 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

3. That the ministers of Presbytery and the Sessions of our churches 
be reminded once again to pray, and urge the prayers of their people, for 
our Homes, those in positions of leadership and those cared for in our 
Homes. 

Report submitted by: 

J. S. RUSSELL, JR., Chairman 
Committee on Homes 
October 20, 1959. 

The Standing Committee reports were adopted as follows: 
Leave of Absence — 

THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

The following requested to be excused for this meeting of Presbytery: 
The Rev. Joe Wagner, the Rev. B. F. Hall, the Rev. Charles Williams, 
the Rev. P. L. Clark, the Rev. W. H. Terry, the Rev. L. C. Moore. 

The father of the Rev. Reid Erwin having died, we recommend that 
the condolences of Presbytery be expressed to him and his family at 
this time. 

The following requested permission to leave early: the Rev. George 
Sowerby and Ruling Elders H. S. Kimrey and Charles Braddy. 
We recommend that these requests be granted. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. PAULEY, JR., 

H. S. KIMREY 

C. T. STRICKLAND 

Place of Meeting — No invitation having been received, the 
matter was left in the hands of the Moderator and Stated Clerk. 
Resolutions and Thanks — 

On behalf of the members of Wilmington Presbytery, we would Like 
to express our appreciation to the Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian Church 
for being our most cordial hosts at the October meeting of Presbytery. 
It was evident to all that much work and time were put into this meeting 
by the minister, Rev. J. S. Russell, Jr., the officers and the Women 
of the Church. 

Especially would we express our gratitude to the Rev. J. S. Walkup for 
his work as past Moderator and for his challenging sermon. We would 
also like to thank Mr. George Mitchell for moderating this October meet- 
ing so capably. 

Lastly from all of us we would be sure to thank the Women of the 
Church for serving the members of Presbytery such a delicious turkey 
dinner. 

Thanks again for your hospitality extended to us in Christ's Name. 

Sincerely, 

JAMES ATWOOD, Chairman 
T. J. BRADSHAW 
D. D. CLARK 

It was moved that the Manual of Presbytery be changed in 
order that the Committee on Higher Education might report at 
the July meeting. The matter was docketed for the next meeting. 

14 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

It was moved that the Rev. L. C. Moore, Missionary to Japan, 
be invited to speak at the next meeting of Presbytery. 

It was moved that the Council study the matter of Multiple 
Committee membership and report at the January meeting. 

The Rev. E. G. Connette, Jr., was nominated Moderator for 
the next meeting. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Rev. John R. Mac- 
Kinnon. 

RULING ELDER GEORGE MITCHELL, Moderator 

L. A. TALYLOR, Stated Clerk 

J. S. WALKUP, Permanent Clerk 



15 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C. 
September 7, 1959 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in response to the call of 
the Moderator on Monday, September 7, 1959, in the session 
room of the First Church, Wilmington, N. C. The meeting 
was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by the Moderator, Rev. J. S. 
Walkup. The roll was taken and the following enrolled: 

Ministers— J. S. Walkup, M. C. MacQueen, W. H. Goodman, J. M. 
Irvine, C. H. McLean, Frank A. Elliott, John R. MacKinnon, Will H. 
Terry, Adolf Otersen, L. A. Taylor; Ruling Elders — Croom Faircloth from 
the Graves Memorial Church and Dan Dove, Jr., from the First Church, 
Wilmington. 

A quorum was present and the Presbytery was constituted by 
prayer led by the Moderator. The Call for the meeting read, 
found in order and made the docket was as follows: To receive 
A. P. Winfrey III, of Graves Memorial Church, Clinton, N. C, 
as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry under the care of the 
Presbytery, and transact any business growing out of this action. 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Chairman of the sub-committee on 
Candidates, gave the report for the committee and recommended 
that Mr. Winfrey be admitted to examination. He was examined 
in experimental religion and motives for seeking the ministry by 
Rev. M. C. MacQueen. The Constitutional Questions were 
propounded by the Moderator and when these had been answered 
in the affirmative a charge to the Candidate was given by Rev. 
M. C. MacQueen and the name of A. P. Winfrey III was en- 
rolled as a Candidate for the Ministry. 

There being no further business the minutes of the meeting 
were read and approved and the Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 



16 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



CALLED MEETING 

December 11, 1959 

Bethany Presbyterian Church 
Wilmington, N. C. 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in response to the call 
of the Moderator on Monday, December 11, 1959, in the 
Bethany Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C. The meet- 
ing was called to order at 3:00 p.m. and led in a prayer of 
Invocation by the Moderator, Ruling Elder George L. Mitchell. 
The roll was called and the following persons responded: 

Ministers — M. J. McChesney, C. S. McChesney, Edward G. Connette, 
John M. Irvine, Robert J. Wilkins, C. H. McLean, Frank A. Elliott, Wil- 
liam E. Pauley, L. A. Taylor. Churches were enrolled as follows: First 
Church, Wilmington, George L. Mitchell, Delgado, W. G. Scoggins. 

A quorum being present the Presbytery was constituted with 
prayer. 

The call for the meeting was read, found in order and made 
the docket of the meeting. It is as follows: To act upon the 
recommendation of the Christian Education Committee that the 
Trustees of Presbytery be authorized and instructed to pay 
$500.00 from the Camp and Conference Fund to T. A. Riven- 
bark to complete the transaction and secure clear title to the 
Camp and Conference grounds, and to transact any other busi- 
ness growing out of the above. 

On motion by M. J. McChesney seconded by E. G. Connette 
that the words "the treasurer of the Christian Education Com- 
mittee" be substituted for the words "the Trustees of Presbytery", 
and the request, as amended, be granted. 

Mr. David Henderson, a member of the Wallace Church and 
the Attorney representing Mr. Rivenbark was given the privilege 
of the floor to speak to the motion. After due discussion the 
motion passed. One member of the Presbytery, Rev. Robert J. 
Wilkins, who voted in the negative asked that his vote be 
recorded. One member of the Presbytery, Rev. L. A. Taylor 
asked Presbytery to record the fact that he abstained from voting 
on the motion. The requests were granted. 

There being no further business the Minutes were read and 
approved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 



17 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



STATED MEETING 
January 19, 1960 

The 209th Stated Meeting of Wilmington Presbytery was con- 
vened in the Wallace Presbyterian Church, Wallace, N. C, at 
10:00 a.m. January 19, 1960. The retiring Moderator, Ruling 
Elder George F. Mitchell, offered the opening prayer. The serv- 
ice of Worship was led by the Rev. Lardner C. Moore, Mission- 
ary to Japan, on the subject, "J a P ans need of the Gospel Today." 

A Memorial Service for deceased Ruling Elders was held. The 
following elders died during 1959: 

T. A . B ar den Mt. Zion 

J. W. McCandless Oak Grove 

Raymond Graddy Pleasant View 

James Evans Hallsville 

J. M. Bowden Faison 

E. C. Clark, Jr Elizabethtown 

Hector H. Edwards Elizabethtown 

Grover C. Gorham Pearsall Memorial 

D. S. Carr St. Andrews-Covenant 

James Price Furpless Southport 

Herbert Codington, Sr Wilmington, First 

C. S. Clark Clarkton 

W. A. Ferguson Bladenboro 

Percy Brown Tabor City 

T. R. Thigpen Mt. Olive 

The Rev. P. L. Clark led in the Memorial prayer of Thanks- 
giving for the lives of service by these leaders of the church. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by the 
Rev. John M. Irvine, Jr., and the Rev. Will H. Terry, assisted by 
Ruling Elders Ed Johnson, Luther Powell, James Currie, Roy 
Carter, C. J. Knowles, John Powell, McNair Johnson and Ken- 
neth Taylor. 

The Roll was called and the following ministers were enrolled : 

P. L. Clark, J. W. Miller, M. C. MacQueen, N. P. Farrior, W. H. 
Allison, L. A. Taylor, W. H. Goodman, N. H. Flowers, L. C. Moore, 
C. L. Kirby, C. W. Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, C. S. McChes- 
ney, A. M. Daniel, R. H. Erwin, H. B. Mitchell, R. K. Johnson, J. L. 
Stevenson, E. G. Connette, J. M. Irvine, C. H. McLean, D. B. Jenkins, 

F. A. Elliott, Fitzhugh Clark, L. W. Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. 
Rawles, W. E. Pauley, W. P. Burns, Joseph Wagner, W. M. Schotanus, 
H. L. Willis, F. M. Womack, Jr., R. W. Graham, Adolf Otersen, G. F. 
Sowerby, L. A. Richardson, J. E. Atwood, H. L. Reaves, W. L. Terry. 

The following Elders were enrolled: 

Acme, S. C. Faulk; Antioch, James H. Justice; Baker, Albert Cox; 
Bethany, Peter Groot; Beth Car, P. H. Myers; Bethel, Durwood Lanier; 
Beulaville, A. W. Gresham; Black River, G. E. Fisler; Bladenboro, Frank 

18 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Davis; Bowden, Sprunt Hall; Burgaw, D. N. Lucas; Calypso, H. B. Korne- 
gay; Cape Fear, C. G. Bennett; Carolina Beach, C. H. Beery; Caswell, 
Charles P. Moore; Chadbourn, E. L. Derrick; Chapel on the Boardwalk, 
G. W. Graves; Chinquapin, W. F. Dail; Clarkton, W. A. Devane; Delgado, 
W. C. Scoggins; Elizabethtown, J. R. Powell; Faison, A. D. McNeill; 
Graves Memorial, A. S. Bethune; Grove, J. B. Stroud; Hallsville, Cecil A. 
Miller; Harmony, A. O. Pusey; Harper-Southerland, Nick Smith; Hopewell, 
W. T. Bannerman; Immanuel, F. H. Parker; Jacksonville, W. F. Thoma- 
son; Maple Hill, B. L. Lanier; McClure Memorial, Rex Kern; Mt. Horeb, 
Homer Monroe; Mt. Olive, L. J. Simmons; Mt. Williams, R. A. Thigpen; 
Mt. Zion, Ward Farrior; Oak Grove, J. W. Vogels; Oak Plains, Kenneth 
Taylor; Pearsall Memorial, Arch Pearson; Pike, Wiley Batson; Pineland, 
Troy King; Pink Hill, J. A. Worley; Pleasant View, Graham Teachey; 
Potts Memorial, J. C. Southerland; Rockfish, D. A. Carr; Rocky Point, 
H. L. Webb; St. Andrews-Covenant, W. T. Benton; Smith, jerry O. Smith; 
Stafford, Jack Stafford; Stanford, H. C. Grogde; Teachey, D. H. Boney; 
Topsail, J. Z. Ward; Trinity, R. W. Timberlake; Wallace, J. Luther 
Powell; Warsaw, E. L. Sheffield; Westminster (Whiteville), P. K. Avant; 
Westminster (Wilmington), C. P. Gorman; Whiteville First, A. Dial Gray; 
Wildwood, R. W. Davis; Wilmington First, A. E. Gibson; Winter Park, A. 
K. Mallard; Willard, H. McN. Johnson; Woodburn, G. R. Innis; Salem, 
Heywood Bachelor. 

The following churches were not represented: 
Ashwood, Brunswick, Croatan, Currie, Elkton, Hebron, Holly Grove, 
Lake Waccamaw, Morehead City, Myrtle Grove, New Hope, Oakdale, 
Pages Mill, Pollocksville, Southport, Tabor City, White Plains, South 
River. 

A quorum was declared present. 

Presbytery was constituted with prayer led by the Rev. John H. 
MacKinnon. 

The retiring moderator, Ruling Elder George L. Mitchell, made 
some pertinent remarks regarding observations during his term 
of office. 

SOME OBSERVATIONS AND THOUGHTS OF A RETIRING 
RULING ELDER MODERATOR 

Your retiring Moderator asks your indulgence while he brings to you 
some observations and thoughts concerning Presbytery. 

Paragraph 1 of Section VIII of Presbytery's Manual reads: 

All Ministers who are members of Presbytery shall be re- 
quired to attend the stated meetings of the Presbytery, and as 
far as practicable the called meetings of the Presbytery . 
A glance through the minutes of the last four stated meetings for 
which minutes have been distributed (October 1958-July 1959) shows 
that the attendance has been commendably high on the part of Ministers 
living within the bounds of Presbytery. (At called meetings their attend- 
ance was much lower). 

But how about that portion of Paragraph 6 of the same section 
which reads: 

Each Church Session shall give due consideration to the im- 
portance of having a Representative at each stated meeting of 
Presbytery. 

19 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

That is where we are negligent. At the four stated meetings referred 
to, ranging from a low of twelve (12) to a high of thirty-two (32) so- 
called active churches did not send Representatives to Presbytery. In 
analyzing this situation, we find 

that five (5) Churches did not send a Representative to even 
one of the four meetings; 

that nine (9) others were represented at only one of the 
four; and 

that sixteen (16) other Churches were represented at only 
two of the four meetings. 
So much for the voting attendance at Presbytery. 

Now let's consider the matter of participation at Presbytery: 

Reflection on the functions of Presbytery must lead to the logical con- 
clusion that our Ministers must necessarily take the lead in its delibera- 
tions. This does not mean, however, that the Ruling Elder is expected to 
be a listener only. Our denomination dignifies the office of Ruling Elder, 
not only in the local Church but in the courts of Presbytery, Synod and 
General Assembly. And in our own Presbytery he is further recognized 
by being chosen Moderator alternately with a Minister. Why, then, have 
some Ruling Elders, who represent over half the voting strength of 
Presbytery, said that the Ministers control and run Presbytery? 

I give all due recognition to the Ministers in Wilmington Presbytery, 
who labor in and out of season; and I also pay tribute to those Ruling 
Elders and Deacons, as well as some women, who make up a substantial 
segment of the Committees of Presbytery, and who, in so many ways, 
lead us on to greater accomplishments in the work of the Kingdom. 

Why does this situation of Church representation and Ruling Elder 
participation exist, and how can it be improved? The reason and answer 
lies within the Sessions with Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders alike 
responsible. It seems to me that each Pastor-Moderator should periodically 
discuss with his Session, or Sessions, the over-all importance of Presby- 
tery in our form of Church Government, and its functioning — going into 
the details of its organization and actions and posting Sessions on forth- 
coming meetings, particularly seeing that a Representative is chosen who 
will attend Presbytery and fully informing him as to matters on the docket. 

And then, too, have we overlooked that other clause in Paragraph 6, 
Section VIII, of Presbytery's manual that each Church Session shall give 
due consideration to the importance of hearing its representative's report 
of the meeting of Presbytery? If this further direction is regularly com- 
plied with, how much better would our Elders be informed, our meet- 
ings of Presbytery enriched, and our Churches advanced in heeding the 
Lord's command, "Rise, let us be going." 

The Rev. E. G. Connette, Jr., was elected Moderator. 

The Rev. C. G. Johnstone was introduced and invited to sit 
as a visiting brother. 

Miss Blanche Garrett, of the Board of Church Extension, was 
introduced. 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were intro- 
duced as follows: 

C. G. Bennett, C. H. Beery, A. D. McNeil, A. S. Bethune, F. H. Parker, 
Ward Farrior, Wiley Batson, Graham Teachey, W. T. Benton, Jerry O. 

20 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Smith, J. Z. Ward, R. W. Timberlake, Heywood Bachelor. 

The Rev. James Atwood, host pastor, welcomed Presbytery, 
introduced members of the Wallace Session and made the neces- 
sary announcements. 

The Stated Clerk read the communications which were re- 
ferred to the proper committees. 

The docket was adopted as amended. 

The Rev. N. P. Farrior made the report of the World Mission 
Committee. Mrs. R. T. Sinclair, Chairman of World Missions 
of Wilmington Presbyterial spoke on the "World Mission Con- 
ference" held at Montreat each year. The report was adopted 
as follows: 

REPORT OF THE WORLD MISSION COMMITTEE TO 

WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

January 19, 1960 

It is written that once a long time ago the sun stood still. But where 
the acts or the relations of men are concerned, neither sun nor earth 
stands still today. Truly today "Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 
brings tidings from afar of nations in commotion." Among the tidings 
is the record that Zion's war waged for so long a time, grows more 
intense. 

From lands where the far reach of our work is extended, we shall 
mention first those missions in which we have no missionaries, but help 
support work that is being done by other personnel. 

First is Iraq. On July 14, 1958 the monarchy was overthrown, and 
a republic set up. Though republican in name, the government is essen- 
tially a dictatorship. Activities of missionaries of the Christian religion 
have been drastically reduced. Some missionaries have had to leave the 
country on short notice. The primary school of our American School for 
Girls in Bagdad was not permitted to open in the fall of 1958, because 
it was supported by foreign funds. All missionaries in Iraq are now 
permitted only in Bagdad and Bosrah. This limitation is attributed to 
political rather than religious motives. 

Next let us look at Ecuador. This field, high in the Andes, a mission 
among the Indians there, and to some white people, after thirteen years 
of work in agriculture, medical clinics, education, and direct Gospel 
proclamation, has begun to bear significant fruit. The beginning was 
difficult, because of the suspicion the Indians had of white men. 1958 
was the most encouraging year so far. 

Japan is represented in the meeting of Presbytery by one of our own 
missionaries. His direct account is more stimulating and by far more 
inclusive than any report we could bring in this brief report. But let 
us note that the World Sunday School Convention met in Tokyo in 1958 
and that 1959 was celebrated as the 100th anniversary year of our mis- 
sion work there. Japan has been a difficult field, because of the difficulty 
of finding hearts receptive to the Christian message, and of conditions 
under which missionaries have often labored. The medical work, the 
latest department introduced there, has been a means of a helpful and 
fruitful contact with the people. 

21 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Korea, from the beginning of mission work there, one of the most 
responsive to the Christian message, still is responsive to the Gospel. The 
evangelistic and educational work go on steadily. Medical work is 
heavily taxed as it deals with two prevalent diseases: tuberculosis and 
leprosy. What we are doing for the relief of suffering through medical 
work deserves a lot of space, which we are not able to give. (For this 
matter, and for all information on the work of our Church in all fields 
of our work, please take time to examine the reports of the World Mis- 
sion Committee, which are supplied to every minister in our Church, and 
see also articles in church publications). The unhappy division within 
the Presbyterian Church in Korea seems to show some signs of being 
relieved, according to a recent report by a visitor to that country. 

Mexico. In this field our medical work remains very important. Our 
hospital at Morelia is conducting a training school for nurses. This 
school had seventy-two girls registered in 1958, of whom twelve were to 
graduate in February 1959. This is a nationally accredited school, and 
its graduates are in demand all over the nation. The student homes for 
youth attending government schools, the Bible schools, and the Seminary 
continue to fulfill their mission. 

Taiwan. No field in our work seems to have a more impressive work 
and to yield the fruit of the Gospel than Taiwan. Though smaller than 
some of our other missions, it is very active. A marked part of this 
work is with the aborigenes, the mountain men, among whom there used 
to be many headhunters. They seem to have an inclination to become 
Presbyterians, and many converts are baptized. 

Brazil is a country of progress. Much like the expansion of our own 
country to the West in the second and third quarters of the 19th century, 
Brazil is opening and settling her great West. Pioneer missionaries move 
along with pioneer farmers and business men into the great new back- 
country empire. The moving of the capital of the country into the inter- 
ior, requiring the building of a new city, Brasilia, is a rather rare his- 
torical phenomenon. Our church is already on the spot in the new 
capital, ministering to the temporary population of builders, many of 
whom may become permanent residents. Suitable property for the erection 
of church buildings has been purchased. A distinctive feature of our 
work in Brazil is that we have three missions there, not just one. We 
cooperate with the native church, finding our major functions in pioneer 
work, especially in the developing frontier; in the educational work; and 
in the Seminary. Details of this work are interesting; but space does not 
permit them in this report. 1959 was the 100th anniversary year of 
the Presbyterian Church in Brazil. The very live and aggressive Presby- 
terian Church in Brazil has conducted for several years a program of 
evangelism leading to this anniversary and their labors were very fruitful. 

Africa or Congo Mission. Our mission there is in the heart of that 
great dark continent that is now in turmoil, and some features of that 
turmoil have been active not far from our mission country. We see a 
civilization being born. Our mission originally was not primarily to intro- 
duce Western civilization. But the introduction of a people to the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ carries with it the introduction to the most significant 
things in a Christian civilization — scientific knowledge and civil govern- 
ment, as well as religion. Africa is perhaps the most critical of all our 
mission fields. Where the darkness of ignorance and superstition is being 
dissipated by the light of western civilization, the sins of civilization are 
joining with the sins of savagery to keep the continent dark. But here 
the Church pioneered the schools, the hospital, and the building of the 
Church, and continues to minister to the needs of the people with ad- 

22 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

vancing means, and in advancing patterns as the civilization advances. 
The Church reaches farther, and touches more aspects of life than ever 
before. Indicative and illustrative of this is the gift of the beautiful 
church at Bakwanga, seating 500 people by the Diamond Mining Com- 
pany, in the world's greatest commercial diamond center. Not long ago 
this company's officials remained uncooperative as the Company opposed 
to all Protestant work in its camp. 

OVERSEAS RELIEF AND INTER-CHURCH AID 

In cooperation with other churches through the Church World Service 
expenditures were: 

Project Expenditures $ 250,000.00 

Estimated value of clothing, etc 251,742.00 

Value of food (SOS) 30,380,000 lbs 3,038,000.00 

Value of CROP contributions 10,000.00 

TOTAL $3,549,742.00 

At present an intensive campaign for money, clothing, blankets, etc., is 
being conducted because of disasters in several parts of the world. 

Mrs. Sinclair has compiled the following information about certain 
activities showing expression of interest within our Presbytery (1959): 

1. Self-denial offering of entire church membership $4,829.09. 

2. One church indicated desire to partially support a missionary. 

3. An increase in interest and shipment of professional medicine sam- 
ples to mission hospitals by the men of the church. 

4. World Mission Committees. Some churches worked effectively 
with a committee composed of one member from each adult department. 

5. Sermons. Many ministers preached World Mission sermons during 
February, with gratifying results. 

6. Dr. Sandy Marks spoke in each of the six districts, visiting a total 
of nine churches. Rev. D. A. McLean three, and Dr. Tinsley Smith one. 

7. World Mission Conference. Ten young people, two women and one 
woman candidate for mission service attended the Conference at Mon- 
treal. 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the churches of the Presbytery observe the special season of 
study of and prayer for World Missions in February and March. 

2. That, in as much as it may be feasible the churches observe the 
week of Prayer and Self-denial (Feb. 28-Mar. 6) as recommended by 
the Nashville office. 

3. That ministers read carefully the pamphlet supplied by the Nash- 
ville office on specific needs that may be met by a church, and the list 
of services needing various qualified personnel to fill them. 

The Rev. F. A. Elliott, Chairman of Women's Work present- 
ed Mrs. Adolf Otersen, Sr., President of the Wilmington Pres- 
byterial, who was given the privilege of the floor in order to 
present the President's report. The report was adopted as fol- 
lows : 

To Presbytery of Wilmington 
Meeting at Wallace, N. C, January 19, 1960 

Your Chairman of the Committee on Women's Work has been in- 
vited to attend all Executive Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting 
of the Wilmington Presbyterial. He has attended these meetings and was 
given the opportunity to participate on the program. 

23 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The President of Wilmington Presbyterial, Mrs. Adolf Otersen, of 
Wilmington is concerned to cooperate with Presbytery at all points where 
the ministry of our church may be strengthened. Mrs. Otersen is here 
present today, and with the invitation and approval of the Presbytery, 
I move that she be given the privilege of the floor. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frank A. Elliott 
Chairman, Women's Work 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH OF 
WILMINGTON PRESBYTERIAL, 1959 

The Women of the Church of Wilmington Presbytery, after having 
studied 1st Peter and Revelation have been increasingly aware of their 
responsibility as a 'World-Wide Witness," beginning at home, in the 
community, and through out the world. 

Cost of Presbyterial Programs was $34.61 for 600 copies. 

The Women of the Church is composed of 74 organizations, 4,856 
members, 6 districts, and 228 circles. We regret that this is two less 
than last year. 

In March the District Conferences were held in the six districts with 
a total of 599 members attending. The theme was "World-Wide Wit- 
ness". The Committee Chairman attended each of these and presented 
the various phases of the work. The offering amounted to $319.45. Be- 
cause of our interest in Christian Education and our fervent desire that 
young people will enter into full-time Christian service or become better 
Christian citizens, our offering went towards increasing our Flora Mac- 
donald scholarship, which goes to an outstanding and needy girl. At 
present we are giving $100.00 annually, which is the interest on 
$2000.00 It is hoped that with the Presbyterian offering this amount 
can be increased to $125.00 annually. Our goal is to further increase 
this, making it more beneficial to the recipient. 

It is with deep gratitude that a young girl of our Presbytery is the 
recipient of our Synodical Scholarship, the Alice Johnson Scholarship, 
and is attending the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, former- 
ly Assembly's Training School. 

There are now two young girls from our Presbytery attending the 
Presbyterian School of Christian Education. 

The Birthday offering amounted to $2,074.12. A small decrease over 
last year and went towards the building of a Training School for Lay 
Workers in Brazil. The per capita giving for North Carolina was 47c, 
the second lowest per capita. 

We exceeded our apportionment for Synod's Office Building in Ra- 
leigh — $892.00 

Several organizations went the second mile and contributed towards 
the Flora Macdonald Infirmary. 

5 Life Memberships were given. 

White Cross has met its full quota and went to the Yodogawa 
Christian Hospital in Osaka Japan. 

24 of our women attended Synodical Training School at Queens 
College. 

20 Colored delegates attended Interdenominational Conference at 
Winston Salem. 

Our women are praying diligently that many will hear the call and 
surrender their lives to full-time Christian service. As evidence to 
answered prayer, 10 of our young people and 3 adults attended World- 

24 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Mission Conference in Montreat. 2 young people reported attending 
Church Extension Conference (this is not a complete report). 1 organi- 
zation sent a young person to Senior-Hi Conference. 

Your World-Mission Chairman and Church Extension Chairman ar- 
ranged an itenerary through the Presbytery for Dr. Sandy Marks and 
Dr. and Mrs. Bisceglia during World Mission and Church Extension sea- 
son. An increased interest in Missions was manifested. Much work has 
been done among the migrants. Slides on this work were shown in sever- 
al churches. It is hoped that more churches will avail themselves of the 
opportunity of these slides, depicting some of our work and needs among 
the migrants. 

Many of our churches have responded to the appeal for over-seas 
relief by contributing clothing. One pound per member has been asked 
for and the past year only Vs pound per member was given (on the 
Assembly level). Let's try and meet our goal in 1960 by giving 4,856 
pounds to the less fortunate overseas, remembering the words of our 
Master, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me." 

There are many things that have not been reported and only God 
knows the final report — but these are a few tangible evidences of our 
interest in the work of His Kingdom. 

Another year brings another emphases. May we not forget that 
"World-Wide Witness" is not just a 1959 emphasis but that it is an ever- 
present theme and the overall mission of the church. 

(Mrs. Adolf) Pauline B. Otersen 
President 

Mr. John T. Talbert, Jr. presented the report of the Council. 
It was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

At the last meeting of Presbytery on October 20, 1959, Presbytery's 
Council was requested to make a study of the present committee assign- 
ments of the Presbytery and report recommendations to the January 19, 
1960 meeting of Presbytery. In response to the request the following 
recommendations were approved for recommendations to Presbytery. 

1. Each minister coming into the Presbytery, or changing pastorates 
within the presbytery, be given one year free from committee responsi- 
bilities. 

2. When committee chairmen make annual reports to the Pres- 
bytery they state the number of meetings of the committee held during 
the year and the average attendance at the committee meetings. 

3. That Rev. Richard K. Johnson replace Rev. William M. Schotanus 
on the committee of Church Extension. 

4. That a listing of churches indicating lay members serving on com- 
mittees of the Presbytery be included in the printed minutes of the 
Presbytery. 

James P. Harris, Chairman 
Presbytery's Council 

Mr. John T. Talbert, Jr. presented the report of the Steward- 
ship Committee. It was adopted at follows: 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

Acceptance from 64 Churches total $154,575.00 for Budgeted 

25 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Benevolences. The percentage schedule for the distribution of the above 
amount shall be as follows: 

Assembly Causes 

World Missions 21.40% 33,079.00 32,792.85 

Church Extension 9.00% 13,912.00 11,976.60 

Christian Education 3.00% 4,637.00 4,942.51 

Annuities and Relief 1.60% 2,473.00 6,239.49 

General Fund 5.60% 8,656.00 6,580.27 

Inter-Church Agencies .10% 155.00 128.33 

Synod Causes 

Church Extension 3.00% 4,637.00 5,161.37 

Christian Education 2.00% 3,192.00 1,881.41 

Educational Institutions 13.50% 20,868.00 15,730.66 

Campus Christian Life 2.00% 3,092.00 1,720.42 

Orphan's Home 4.00% 6,183.00 7,675.11 

Presbyterian Home 1.40% 2,164.00 1,988.19 

Inter-Church Agencies .10% 155.00 172.07 

Guidance Center .49% 757.00 (new) — 

Contingent Salary Fund .60% 927.00 (new) — 

Presbytery Causes 

Church Extension 23.21% 35,877.00 31,984.09 

Christian Education 1.00% 1,546.00 457.79 

Camp and Conference Center 1.50% 2,319.00 1,525.82 

Presbytery's Office 6.50% 10,047.00 10,022.30 

A total of 18 churches out of the 82 churches in the Presbytery failed 
to indicate an acceptance. Most of these are small in membership. 

Ashwood Hebron Stafford Memorial 

Bowden Hopewell Tabor City 

Caswell Mt. Williams White Plains 

Elkton Oakdale Mt. Horeb 

Harmony Pages Mill Salem 

Harper-Southerland Stanford South River 

The reports of the Treasurer's of Presbytery were presented by 
Dr. L. A. Taylor. The reports were received for printing in the 
minutes, with the auditor's report at the July meeting being the 
official report. It was adopted at follows: 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF BENEVOLENCES 

FOR THE PERIOD 

January 11, 1959 to January 11, 1960 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1959 $ 2,375.45 

Received from Churches and Deposited in Bank 145,185.14 

Total $147,560.59 

Disbursements 

A. Budget Causes 
Assembly Causes 

World Missions $32,792.85 

26 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Church Extension 11,971.60 

Christian Education 4,942.51 

Annuities & Relief 6,239.49 

General Fund 6,580.27 

Inter-Church Agencies _ 128.33 

$62,655.05 
Synod Causes 

Church Extension $ 5,161.37 

Christian Education 1,881.41 

Educational Institutions 15,730.66 

Campus Christian Life 1,720.42 

Orphan's Home 7,675.11 

Presbyterian Home 1,988.19 

Inter-Church Agencies 172.07 

34,329.23 
Presbytery Causes 

Church Extension $31,984.09 

Christian Education 457.79 

Camp & Conference Center 1,525.82 

Office Of Presbytery 10,022.30 

43,990.00 
B. Non-Budget Causes 

United Church Women $ 33.60 

Women of the Church Birthday Offering 27.45 

American Leprosy Mission 40.00 

Youth Sunday Offering 10.00 

Mission Court 33.75 

Presbyterian Home Campaign 132.00 

William Black Home 15.00 

North Carolina Council of Churches 15.00 

Alice Johnson Scholarship (Presbyterial) ____ 55.00 

Total 361.80 

Bank Check Charges 12.44 

Total Disbursements $141,348.52 

Receipts Less Disbursements $ 6,212.07 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF HOME MISSIONS 

January 11, 1959 to January 11, 1960 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1959 $13,332.12 

Received and Deposited 49,712.45 

Total $63,044.57 

Disbursements 51,752.63 

Receipts less Disbursements $11,291.94 

Receipts Itemized 

From the Central Treasurer of Presbytery $31,884.09 

From the Board of Church Extension (Assembly) 5,683.32 

From the Board of Church Extension (Synod) 6,725.20 

From the Belk-Beery Store (Wilmington) 2,000.00 

From the Contingent Fund 1,000.00 

From Sale of Lot at Roseboro 900.00 

Refund from Jacksonville Church on Mrs. Quinn's Salary 100.00 

27 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



Refund from Atlanta 23.59 

Refund from Church Extension of Orange Presbytery 10.00 

Sale of Cypress Creek Property 600.00 

From R. W. Graham-Reimburse Presbytery for moving 

expenses 31.25 

From Church Extension-Black Mountain-Vacation Fund for 

P astors 12 5.00 

Repayment of Loans to Pastors 630.00 

Total S49, 712.45 

DlSBURSMENTS 

Pastor's Salaries 

J. F. Clark S 1 

W. F. F. Little 1 

R. J. Wilkins 

Ira H. Rawls 1 

J. L. Stepenson 

Mrs. K. W. Tavlor 3 

Mrs. G. C. Quinn 1 

W. E. Pauley, Jr. 1 

J. W. Brown 1 

R. L. Ledbetter 

Bladenboro Church 

J. S. Cook 

J. A. Marrow 

R. K. Johnson 

H. L. Willis 

R. W. Graham 

F. M. Womack, Jr. 1 

George Sowerby i 

Adolf Otersen, Jr. 

J. Frisby 

H. L. Reaves 

Total 



,956.00 
,500.00 
750.00 
,017.44 
300.00 
,000.00 
,200.00 
,200.00 
,200.00 
800.00 
900.00 
300.00 
200.00 
150.00 
400.00 
375.00 
,400.00 
,166.66 
913.33 
500.00 
175.00 



Expenses Incidental to Pastorates 
M. A. F. Dues 

Social Security — Mrs. G. C. Quinn 

Social Security — Mrs. K. W. Taylor 

Temporary Loans to Pastors 

Temporary Loan to Contingent Fund 

One-half Expenses of moving Pastors 



Expenses of Automobile for work in Bladenboro Church _ 

Vacation Fund for Pastors 

Expenses of Prospective Pastors 

Expenses of Church Extension — Conference & Traveling 

Expense 

Expenses of Mr. Hyde to Presbytery 

Total 



$19,403.43 



1,025.02 

150.00 

75.00 

700.00 

1,000.00 

499.25 

75.00 

125.00 

39.50 



98.40 
19.92 



Chapel on the Boardwalk 

Delgado 

Woodburn 

Rocky Point-Pike 

Cape Fear 



Grants-In-Aid 



S 3,807.99 



2,800.00 
6,000.00 
300.00 
3,900.00 
1,253.32 



2. 'J 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Southport Manse 2,500.00 

Trinity 1,000.00 

Carolina Beach 500.00 

Maple Hill 470.15 

Total $18,723.47 

Payments Made On Loans 

Acme Church S 1,050.60 

Trinity Manse 1,533.75 

Chapel on the Boardwalk 424.20 

McClure Memorial & Cape Fear Manses 2,480.00 

Bethel Manse 2,074.00 

Total S 7,562.55 

Renovations and Repairs 

Carolina Beach Church S 750.00 

Oak Grove & Myrtle Grove Manse 120.75 

Cape Fear Manse 103.84 

Thirteenth Street Manse 253.79 

Total S 1,228.38 

Hot Water Heater at Thirteenth Street Manse S 102.60 

Electric Refrigerator & Stove at Woodburn Manse 451.90 

Treasurer of Oak Grove Church — Right of Way — High- 
way Dept. 125.00 

Safe Deposit Box Rent 5.50 

Bank Check Charge .15 

Water Service at Oak Grove 28.75 

Recording Deed for Right of Way 2.7 5 

Repair Projector 6.80 

Total S 723.45 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY 

(The Contingency Fund) 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1959 S 2,621.91 

Received from Churches of Presbytery 9,219.25 

Received from Church of Presbvtery 

for 1958 4.5 5 

Received from Home Mission Committee — 

Repayment of loan 1,000.00 

Received for Expenses of Dr. Bisceglia 34.25 

Total S 12,879.96 

Disbursements 

General Assembly Assessment S 2,750.37 

Synod Assessment 4,451.28 

Presbvtery's Office 400.00 

Salary of Permanent Clerk 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 714.00 

Audit of Treasurer's Books 515.00 

Postage 50.97 

Printing 66.20 

Board of Education — Annual Report Blanks 32.25 

Office Equipment 25.00 

Repay Loan to Home Mission Committee _ 1,000.00 

29 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Committee Expenses 

Evangelism 62.71 

Stewardship 98.79 

Promotion of Stewardship 136.96 

Minister and His Work 9.15 

Promotion of Church Extension — 

Dr. Bisceglia 42.43 

Promotion of World Missions 16.50 

Presbytery Council 14.40 

$10,486.01 

Bank Check Charge 1^14 

Total $10,487.15 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,392.81 

CONTINGENT FUND 

CHURCH AMOUNT PAID BALANCE DUE 

Ashwood $13.50 $ $13.50 

Bowden 37.50 25.00 (11/30) 12.50 

Elkton 20.25 20.25 

Hebron 9.75 9.75 

Salem 25.50 12.75 12.25 

Total $ 68.25 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE CHURCH 
AND MANSE ASSISTANCE FELLOWSHIP 

January 11, 1959 to January 11, 1960 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1959 $ 8.89 

Calls for 1958 paid in 1959 56.00 

From Call #1 813.00 

From Call #2 709.00 

Total $1,586.89 

Disbursements 

Maple Hill Church Building Fund $729.85 

Bank Check Charges .75 

Total $ 856.29 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF 
PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 

January 11, 1959 to January 11, 1960 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1959 $ 2,945.92 

Received from Presbytery's Benevolences 10,022.30 

Received from Contingent Fund 400.00 

Refund from Contingent Fund 2.96 

Total $13,371.18 

Disbursements 1 1 ,071.26 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,299.92 

30 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Disbursements Itemized 

Salary of Executive Secretary $ 6,500.00 

Manse Utilities 500.00 

Travel Expense of Executive Secretary 1,361.40 

M. A. F. Dues 603.76 

Group Insurance — Dr. Taylor 85.29 

Salary of Office Secretary 1,225.00 

Social Security — Office Secretary 60.00 

Postage 188.27 

Printing 20.50 

Telephone 232.69 

Office Supplies 77.96 

Reimburse Benevolence Account 150.94 

Repair Air-Conditioner 36.49 

Miscellaneous 6.50 

Bank Check Charges 22.66 

Total $11,071.26 

The moderator appointed the standing committees. 

The prayer of Thanks was offered and the Presbytery recessed 
for lunch. 

The Presbytery reconvened with prayer led by the moderator 
at two p.m. 

The Rev. John Irvine, Jr. presented the Nominations Com- 
mittee report on Commissioners to the General Assembly meet- 
ing in Jacksonville, Florida, April 28, 1959. The following were 
elected : 

Ministers — Principals — 1. Preston C. Oliver, 2. B. Frank Hall, 3. 
Reid H. Erwin, 4. R. K. Johnson; Alternates — 1. E. G. Connette, Jr., 2. 
Wade Allison, 3. David B. Jenkins, 4. W. P. Burns. 

Ruling Elders — Principals — 1. James Monroe — Mt. Horeb, 2. H. 
Bradford Rivenbark — Bethany, 3. W. E. Baird — Trinity, 4. J. D. 
Dailey — Acme; Alternates — 1. Ashley Murphy — Caswell, 2. B. C. 
Thigpen — Baker, 3. Dial Gray — Whiteville, First, 4. Cicero Lanier, 
Bethel. 

The Rev. W. M. Schotanus reported for the Camp and Con- 
ference Center Steering Committee. Dr. L. A. Taylor presented 
some of the needs for a Camp and Conference Center citing 
some of the developments of the program during the past 15 
years. The Rev. F. A. Elliott presented some of the proposed plans 
of development and program. The Rev. John H. MacKinnon 
presented the proposed timetable. 

It was moved that Presbytery authorize the Steering Com- 
mittee to direct a financial campaign in the amount of $200,- 
000.00 in the spring of 1960, April Ist-June 1st. It was ap- 
proved unanimously. 

The Rev. H. H. Hilton presented the report on Evangelism. 
It was received as information. 

The reports of the Commisisons to install the Rev. H. L. 

31 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Reaves as pastor of the Brunswick and Tabor City Churches 
were admitted to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. H. L. REAVES, PASTOR, BRUNSWICK CHURCH 

The Commission met at the Brunswick Church on Sunday evening, 
December 27, 1959 at 7:30 P. M. and was called to order by the 
Chairman, Rev. J. L. Stevenson. Present: Revs. J. L. Stevenson, L. A. 
Taylor, C. W. Worth, and Ruling Elder J. A. Hufham. 

C. W. Worth was elected to serve as Clerk of the Commission, and 
the parts were assigned as follows: J. L. Stevenson to preside and pro- 
pound the Constitutional questions, C. W. Worth to preach the sermon, 
L. A. Taylor to deliver the Charge to Pastor and Congregation, and 
Ruling Elder J. A. Hufham to offer the Installation prayer. 

The Commission recessed to the Sanctuary of the Church where the 
service was conducted. C. W. Worth preached a sermon entitled, "Amos, 
Preacher of Righteousness" , based on Amos 5:24, and the Installation was 
carried out according to the Book of Church Order. At the close of the 
service Rev. H. L. Reaves pronounced the Benediction. 

The Commission met, heard the Minutes read, approved them, ad- 
journed, and was closed with prayer by the Chairman. 

Signed: J. L. STEVENSON, Chairman 
CHARLES W. WORTH, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. H. L. REAVES PASTOR, TABOR CITY CHURCH 

The Commission to install the Rev. H. L. Reaves as Pastor of the 
Tabor City Church met prior to the hour of service to organize. The 
Rev. L. A. Taylor opened the meeting with prayer. J. S. Walkup was 
elected clerk. The following were present: L. A. Taylor, C. W. Worth, 
J. S. Walkup, J. R. Marks and DeWitt Clark. The installation parts were 
assigned as follows: 

To preside and Propound the constitutional questions — Rev. L. A. 
Taylor 

To Preach the Sermon — Rev. J. S. Walkup 

To Charge the Pastor — Rev. C. W. Worth 

To Charge the Congregation — Ruling Elder J. Rufus Marks 

To lead in Prayer — Dr. DeWitt Clark 

The Commission moved to the sanctuary where the service of wor- 
ship and installation was carried out according to assignments above and 
the Book of Church Order. After the Service of Worship, the Commission 
retired to the Church Office, read and approved the minutes, and was 
adjourned with prayer by the Rev. C. W. Worth. 

January 3, 1960 L. A. TAYLOR, Chairman 

J. S. WALKUP, Clerk 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Records was 
presented by the Rev. A. M. Daniel. It was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The following (11) churches failed to submit their records for 

examination: Ashwood, Croatan, Elkton, Harmony, Hebron, Lake 

Waccamaw, New Hope, Pollocksville, South River, Stafford Memorial, 
and White Plains. 

32 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The Sessional Records of the following churches were approved 
with the exceptions noted on report form or in Record book: Acme, 
Antioch, Beth Carr, Bladenboro, Cape Fear, Clarkton, Harper-Souther- 
land, Holly Grove, Hopewell, McClure Memorial, Oakdale, Oak Grove, 
Pearsall Memorial, Pike, Pineland, Pink Hill, Pleasant View, Smith, 
Topsail, Whiteville First, Willard, and Pages Mill. 

The Sessional records of the remainder of the churches (49) were 
approved without exception. 

We commend the clerks for a job well done and commend them for 
their cooperation. A> M> DA NIEL, chairman 

The report of the Commission on Minister and His Work 
was adopted as follows: 

"REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK" 

We recommend that the following requests for changes in calls to 
the ministers be granted: 

Immanuel to increase the salary of M. J. McChesney $120.00 per 

annum. 
Delgado to increase the salary of C. H. McLean to $5000.00 per 

annum. 
Bethany to increase the salary of F. A. Elliott $300.00 per annum. 
Winter Park to increase the salary of H. H. Hilton $250.00 per 

annum. 
Southport and New Hope to change the terms of the call to Rev. 

W. E. Pauley to increase their portion of support by $240.00 and 

$180.00 per annum respectively. 
Wildwood to increase the salary of the Rev. A. M. Daniel to $4000.00. 

J. W. MILLER, Clerk pro tern. 

It was moved that the moderator appoint an Ad Interim Com- 
mittee to prepare a proposed Revision of the Manual to be 
presented at the July meeting. 

The Rev. J. L. Stevenson presented his request that the pas- 
toral relationship existing between him and the Chadbourn 
Church be dissolved and that a letter of transfer to Atlanta Pres- 
bytery be granted that he might assume the duties of Director of 
the Atlanta Presbytery Camp program. The representative of the 
church, E. L. Derrick, stated that the congregation at a duly call- 
ed meeting, reluctantly concurred in the request. The request 
was granted effective March 1st. 

The Rev. C. S. McChesney presented his request that the 
pastoral relationship existing between him and the Rockfish and 
Potts Memorial Churches be dissolved, and that a letter of transfer 
to Abingdon Presbytery be granted that he might assume the pas- 
torate of the Norton, Va. Church. The representatives of the 
churches reported that at duly called congregational meetings 
the respective churches reluctantly concurred in the request. 
The request was granted effective January 26, 1960. 

33 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

After expressions of appreciation it was moved that the Stated 
Clerk send with the letters of transfer, a letter expressing the 
appreciation and esteem held by this Presbytery for each of these 
men. 

The Rev. John M. Irvine, Jr. reported for the Nominations 
Committee the following replacements which were adopted: 

To replace the Rev. C. S. McChesney on the Christian Education Com- 
mittee, Class of 1960, the Rev. D. B. Jenkins; to replace the Rev. J. L. 
Stevenson, Class of 1961, the Rev. Charles Williams; to replace Miss 
Frances Kornegay, resigned, Class of 1962, Mrs. Worth Williamson of the 
Chadbourn Church. 

The stated clerk was instructed to print in the January 
minutes a list of the past moderators of Presbytery. 

The Standing Committee on the place of next meeting, Rev. 
M. C. MacQueen, Chairman, reported the invitation of the 
Clarkton Church to meet there on April 19, 1960. The invita- 
tion was accepted. 

The Standing Committee on Leave of Absences report was 
presented by the Rev. N. H. Flowers. It was adopted as fol- 
lows : 

The following named members of Wilmington Presbytery were ex- 
cused from attending the Winter meeting for good and sufficient rea- 
sons, expressed in writing or by phone: 

Rev. Ben L. Rose Rev. W. F. Little 

Rev. B. Frank Hall Rev. M. J. McChesney 

Rev. Charles Williams Rev. H. T. Lewis 

Elder J. J. Stafford was excused from Presbytery at 1:00 p.m. 

The following members of Presbytery were excused at 2:30 p.m.: 
Rev. Ira B. Rawls Elder C. B. Bennett 

Elder J. B. Stroud Rev. Wade H. Allison 

Rev. F. M. Womack Elder Ward Farrior 

Many members of Presbytery left after dinner without being ex- 
cused. It is the opinion of your Committee that the talk of the retiring 
moderator on rules in Presbytery's Manual was timely, and that those sec- 
tions relative to being excused from Presbytery should more frequently 
be brought to the attention of the members of Presbytery. 

Rev. J. W. Miller and Elder W. A. Devane were excused at 4:00 p.m. 

N. H. FLOWERS, Chairman 
IRA H. RAWLS 

The Standing Committee on Thanks reported through its 
Chairman, the Rev. R. W. Graham. The report was adopted as 
follows : 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS OF 
THANKS TO WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

January 19, 1960 
Fathers and Brethren: 

IN APPRECIATION for the gracious invitation to use their facilities; 

34 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



for the Lord's Supper lovingly prepared and reverently served; for all con- 
veniences thoughtfully provided; and for a delicious meal: 
Be It Resolved 

(1) That the thanks of the Presbytery be expressed to the officers, the 
members and the Women of the Church, of the Wallace Presbyterian 
Church for their splendid hospitality; 

(2) That a copy of this resolution be placed in the hands of the pastor 
of the Wallace Presbyterian Church, to be presented to the aforesaid of- 
ficers, members, and Women of the Church. 

R. W. GRAHAM, Chairman 
C. L. KIRBY 
J. W. VOGELS 

Mr. Ramey Davis was elected the Nominee for moderator of 
the next meeting. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by the moderator to 
meet at Clarkton, N. C. on April 19, 1960. 

E. G. CONNETTE, JR., Moderator 
L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 
J. S. WALKUP, Permanent Clerk 



35 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 

Acme J. D. Dailey A. W. Stafford Same 

Box 56 Box 97 

Acme, N. C. Acme, N. C. 
Antioch Mrs. Royden Caulk C. B. Hines Same 

Route No. 1 Rt. No. 3, Box 162 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Ashwood D. G. Robeson C. E. Stevens Same 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Baker Granger Tadlock Mrs. Charles Cox Same 

Route No. 4 Route No. 4 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Bethany H. B. Rivenbark D. G. Rivenbark Same 

Rt. No. 1, Box 65 Route No. 1, Box 105 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Beth Car A. H. Singletary Mrs. Ida R. Irvine Same 

Box 4 Route No. 1, Box 11 

Tar Heel, N. C. Tar Heel, N. C. 
Bethel J. Cicero Lanier Hallie Albertson Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Beulaville A. W. Gresham C. D. Pate Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Box 84 

Beulaville, N. C. 
Black River E. W. Reeves Williams Corbett Same 

Ivanhoe, N. C. Ivanhoe, N. C. 
Bladenboro J. F. Davis E. B. Lewis — Same 

Bladenboro, N. C. Box 638 

Bladenboro, N. C. 
Bowden Community Herman Taylor Mrs. J. H. Moore Same 

R.F.D., Faison, N. C. Bowden, N. C. 
Brunswick George J. Spivey George J. Spivey Same 

Box 12 Box 12 

Brunswick, N. C. Brunswick, N. C. 
Burgaw T. T. Murphy Frank Fussell Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Box 434 

Burgaw, N. C. 
Calypso Leon L. Flowers Arthur Davis Same 

Calypso, N. C. Box 73 

Calypso, N. C. 
Cape Fear C. G. Bennett Tommy A. Boone Same 

235 Rutledge Dr. 323 Longstreet Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Carolina Beach C. F. Cameron C. T. Strickland Same 

Box 765 Box 618-A 

Carolina Beach, N. C. Carolina Beach, N. C. 
Caswell D. Graham Shaw, Jr George H. Highsmith, Jr Same 

Atkinson, N. C. Route No. 1 

Burgaw, N. C. 
Chadbourn C. D. Carr H. G. MacQueen Same 

Chadbourn, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C. 
Chapel on Boardwalk Edward Mallory Luther T. Rogers, Jr Same 

Box 16 1012 So. 17th St. 

Wrightsville Beach, N.C.Wilmington, N. C. 
Chinquapin George F. Landen Joseph Williams Same 

Chinquapin, N. C. Route No. 1 

Beulaville, N. C. 
Clarkton W. H. McClure Richard Cox Tommie Greene 

Clarkton, N. C. Box 365 Route No. 2 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 

Croatan O. T. Jamison Leona Tolson Same 

Route No. 4 Route No. 4, Box 327 

New Bern, N. C. New Bern, N. C. 
Curne H. C. Walker Marvin N. Richards Same 

Currie, N. C. Route No. 1, Box 219 
Currie, N. C. 
Delgado W. C. Scoggins Jesse H. Wallace Same 

1909 Castle Street 306 Wood Dale Dr. 
_.. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Ehzabethtown D _ M . Calhoun Mrs. Margaret H. French Same 

Elizabethtown, N. C. Box 576 

Elizabethtown, N. C. 
Llkton W. j Elkins Mrs. W. J. Elkins Same 

Route No. 2 Route No. 2 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton. N. C. 



36 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 

Faison A.M. Davis J. R. Crow Mrs. Eva Ed'gerton 

Faison, N. C. Faison, N. C. Faison, N. C. 
Graves Memorial Croom Faircloth J. R. Hubbard Same 

Sunset Avenue Box 695 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 
Grove R. V. Wells R. D. Merritt Same 

Kenansville, N. C. 'Route No. 2, Box 57 
Warsaw, N. C. 
Hallsville Cecil A. Miller Leonard Kennedy Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Harmony R. E. Pendergrass A. P. Shaw Same 

Tomahawk, N. C. Harrells, N. C. 
Harper-Southerland Nick Smith J. B. Southerland Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Hebron W. G. Smith W. G. Smith Same 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Holly Grove Romie Williamson E. W. Ross Same 

Route No. 4, Box 214 Route No. 2 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 
Hopewell J. S. Newkirk Louis Blake Same 

Watha, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Immanuel H. N. McGeachey D. Lester Jones V. R. Johnson, Jr. 

303 Sunset Avenue 102 Parkway Blvd. 12 Jackson Street 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Jacksonville, First W. F. Thomason Ray Cupp George T. Pate 

1108 River Road 400 Maple Street 302 Decatur Road 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Lake Waccamaw S. M. Hughes Harry F. Layman Same 

Hallsboro, N. C. Lake Waccamaw, N. C. 
Maple Hill S. A. Lanier Fred W. Harrell Same 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
McClure Memorial Elmer J. Scott J. W. Willetts Same 

Route No. 1 Box 202 

Rocky Point, N. C. Castle Hayne, N. C. 
Morehead City D. Cordova Paul Cordova Same 

2507 Arendell Street 110 Noyes Avenue 

Morehead City, N. C. Morehead City, N. C. 
Mt. Horeb H. A. Monroe Radford Allen Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1, Box 119 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Mt. Olive Tom McGee E. A. Hatcher Same 

120 E. John Street Park Avenue 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Mt. Williams R. A. Thigpen R. F. Humphrey R. A. Thigpen 

Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Mt. Zion M. L. Carr E. C. Wells Same 

Rose Hill, N. C. Route No. 1, Box 4 
Rose Hill, N. C. 
Myrtle Grove T. C. Gurganus T. C. Rivenbark Same 

Route No. 2, Box 142 Route No. 2, Box 433 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
New Hope S. L. Purvis Mrs. T. E. Rabon Same 

Winnabow, N. C. Winnabow, N. C. 
Oakdale Roland Robeson Robert Dunn Same 

White Oak, N. C. White Oak, N. C. 
Oak Grove J. W. Vogels A. Q. Parker Same 

Route No. 2, Box 471 3906 So. Front St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Oak Plains W. Heman Hall J. O. Kilpatrick Same 

Box 185 Route No. 1 

Rose Hill, N. C. Magnolia, N. C. 
Page's Mill Genrick Hammond Mrs. Lucy Tipton Same 

Chadbourn, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C. 
Pearsall Memorial R. J. Innis Melzar Pearsall, Jr Same 

3712 Market Street Route No. 3, Box 540 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 

37 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 
Pike Wiley Batson Ivey Player Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
Pineland C. R. Rawls Troy E. King Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
Pink Hill Dr. H. A. Edwards J. K. Smith Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 
Pleasant View Durham Grady Lawrence Mewborn Robert Grady 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Pollocksville R. P. Bender Frank T. Bender Same 

Pollocksville, N. C. Pollocksville, N. C. 
Potts Memorial J. C. Southerland Z. R. Atkinson Same 

Willard, N. C. Willard, N. C. 
Rockfish J. A. Carr H. F. Tennyson Same 

Wallace, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Rocky Point Harry Lee Webb E. F. Langston Same 

Rocky Point, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
Salem W. W. Maready Elmo Maready Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1 

Chinquapin, N. C. Chinquapin, N. C. 
St. Andrews-Covenant R. C. Piatt, Jr J. W. Hood Same 

120 Stradleigh Road 2914 Park Avenue 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Smith's Ray Smith Herman Page T. H. Quinn 

Pink Hill, N. C. pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 
Southport Harold F. Aldridge Harold F. Aldridge Same 

Box 312 Box 312 

Southport, N. C. Southport, N. C. 

South River Mrs. R. L. Cromartie 

Garland, N. C. 
Stafford Memorial J. J. Stafford J. J. Stafford Same 

Garland, N. C. Garland, N. C. 
Stanford J. E. Roberts Walter Faulk Same 

Box 114 Route No. 2 

Calypso, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Tabor City W. O. Jackson, Jr o. D. Garrell Same 

Box 144 Box 96 

Tabor City, N. C. Tabor City, N. C. 
Teachey C. C. MacMillan b. F. Brinkley Same 

Teachey, N. C. Teachey, N. C. 
Topsail Harold D. Howard Neil C. Thomas Same 

Hampstead, N. C. Route No. 1, Box 304-A 
Wilmington, N. C. 
Trinity Kenneth W. Taylor R. A. Gillon Same 

131 Beaufort Dr. MOQ B-13, MCAS 

Havelock, N. C. Cherry Point, N. C. 
Wallace J. Luther Powell Mrs. Mary Wallace Jones Same 

Wallace, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Warsaw E. Walker Stevens, Jr. R. H. Best Same 

Warsaw, N. C. Warsaw, N. C. 
Westminster (Whiteville) _-H. M. Leamon Leon K. Fuller Same 

No. Franklyn St. Box 385 

Whiteville, N. C. Whiteville, N. C. 
Westminster (Wilmington) E. W. Thompson Charles E. Smith Same 

313 Red Cross St. 218 No. 29th St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
White Plains Alex F. Burney Sam P. Nelson Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 
Whiteville, First Henry C. Reeves Ralph T. Beason Same 

Whiteville, N. C. Box 666 

Whiteville, N. C. 
Wildwood J. G. Murdock J. Bonner Bell Same 

Wildwood, N. C. Route No. 1 

Newport, N. C. 
Willard H. McNair Johnson___ Mrs. R. W. Powers Same 

Willard, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Wilmington, First W. H. Henderson Sam A. Troy W. L. Hartzog 

1812 Grace Street 1312 Grace Street 2915 Wrightsville Ave. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Winter Park Alan Brown Joe C. May Same 

43 Beauregard Dr. 131 Pine Cone Road 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Woodburn j. w. Wooten Mrs. Eunice Mintz Same 

Route No. 2 Box 393 

Leland, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 

38 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DEACONS 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Acme — A. B. Gregory Acme 

Antioch — C. B. Hines Route 3, Jacksonville 

Ashwood — 

Baker — Charles Cox Route 4, Mt. Olive 

Bethany — J. P. Bloodworth 628 Fern Dr., Wilmington 

Beth Car— White C. Pharr Route 1, Box 16, Tar Heel 

Bethel — Radford Williams Beulaville 

Beulaville — I. J. Sandlin Beulaville 

Black River — Harry M. Hamilton Ivanhoe 

Bladenboro — E. B . Lewis Bladenboro 

Bowden Community — Tom Edward Carr Bowden 

Brunswick — 

Burgaw — J. A. Saunders Burgaw 

Calypso — M. J. Lambert Calypso 

Cape Fear — Walter Frankoff 302 Adelaide Dr., Wilmington 

Carolina Beach — C. M. Randolph Carolina Beach 

Caswell — W. H. Carter Atkinson 

Chadbourn — J. P. Dorsett Chadbourn 

Chapel on Boardwalk — DeWitt Merritt, 

10 W. Greensboro Street, Wrightsville Beach 

Chinquapin — M. T. Wood Chinquapin 

Clarkton — Tommie Green Route 2, Clarkton 

Croatan — Richard Flardison Route 4, New Bern 

Currie — Eli Caison Currie 

Delgado — Austin Little 112 Borden Ave., Wilmington 

Elizabethtown — Willard Insco Elizabethtown 

Elkton — Guy Owen Route 2, Clarkton 

Faison — George Gates Faison 

Graves Memorial — C. W. Boyette Peterson Street, Clinton 

Grove — Samp Hodges R.F.D., Warsaw 

Hallsville — George Sumner Beulaville 

Harmony — A. P. Shaw Harrells 

Harper-Southerland — Glennie Smith Pink Hill 

Hebron — 

Holly Grove — Irvin Ross Route 2, Clinton 

Hopewell — J. B. Rivenbark Burgaw 

Immanuel — J. H. Waggett 3006 Monroe St., Wilmington 

Jacksonville, First — Carroll Russell 5 13 Nelson Dr., Jacksonville 

Lake Waccamaw — Alex Gregg Wannanish 

Maple Hill— Fred W. Harrell Maple Hill 

McClure Memorial — E. E. Humbles Box 185, Castle Hayne 

Morehead City — John Gainey Forest Drive, Morehead City 

Mt. Horeb— Radford Allen Route 1, Council 



N. C. 
N. C. 



N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

, N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 



N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 



39 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



Church Name Address 

Mount Olive — Dr. Warren Crumpler____No. Johnson St., Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Mt. Williams — R. F. Humphrey Burgaw, N. C. 

Mt. Zion — Robert Frederick Rose Hill, N. C. 

Myrtle Grove— H. E. Russ 2714 Harrison St., Wilmington, N. C. 

New Hope — W. A. Kopp Winnabow, N. C. 

Oakdale— Robert Dunn White Oak, N. C. 

Oak Grove— C. D. Parker 3828 So. Front St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk Route 1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Page's Mill— J. D. Williams Route 2, Chadbourn, N. C. 

Pearsall Memorial — G. E. Buelow Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Pike— Charles Sidbury Rocky Point, N. C. 

Pineland — H. F. Parker Route 3, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Pink Hill— Graham Turner Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pleasant View — 

Pollocksville — John D. Jenkins Pollocksville, N. C. 

Potts Memorial— Z. R. Atkinson Willard, N. C. 

Rockfish— W. H. Forlaw Teachey, N. C. 

Rocky Point— Claude Smith Rocky Point, N. C. 

Salem — Elmo Maready Route 1, Chinquapin, N. C. 

St. Andrews-Covenant — W. M. Cameron, Jr. 

605 Latimer Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 
Smith's — 
Southport — 
South River — 

Stafford Memorial — J. L. DeVane Tomahawk, N. C. 

Stanford— Jack Smith Route 2, Mount Olive, N. C. 

Tabor City— O. D. Garrell Tabor City, N. C. 

Teachey — John F. Wells Teachey, N. C. 

Topsail — J. F. Howard Hampstead, N. C. 

Trinity — Arthur Graham 130 Bryan Blvd., Havelock, N. C. 

Wallace— W. B. Knowles Wallace, N. C. 

Warsaw— Dr. O. S. Matthews Warsaw, N. C. 

Westminster (Whiteville) — Ernest Dyson Whiteville, N. C. 

Westminster (Wilmington) — J. H. Carter 

2406 Princess PI. Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

White Plains — Riles Porter Emerson, N. C. 

Whiteville, First— T. Ward Guy Whiteville, N. C. 

Wildwood— Thomas Bell Route 1, Newport, N. C. 

Willard— Charles D. McGowen Willard, N. C. 

Wilmington, First — Horace T. King, Jr. 

100 Keaton Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Winter Park— A. T. Davis 4011 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Woodburn — Johnnie Wooten Route 1, Leland, N. C. 



40 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Acme — J. D. Dailey Box 56, Acme 

Antioch — Royden Caulk Route 1, Jacksonville 

Ashwood — C. E. Stevens Council 

Baker — Mrs. Herman Holland Route 1, Dudley 

Bethany — Jordan A. Sloan 111 Long Leaf Drive, Wilmington 

Beth Car — Spurgeon Canady Route 1, Box 184, Tar Heel 

Bethel — K. L. Sholar, Jr Beulaville 

Beulaville — I. J. Sandlin Beulaville 

Black River — Charles W. Brown Ivanhoe 

Bladenboro — J. B. Chandler Bladenboro 

Bowden Community — S. E. Taylor R.F.D., Faison 

Brunswick — Boley Hammonds Brunswick 

Burgaw — Norman York Burgaw 

Calypso — M. J. Lambert, Jr Calypso 

Cape Fear — O. R. Godwin 6351 Oleander Drive, Wilmington 

Carolina Beach — Jason Overcash Carolina Beach 

Caswell — Wilbur Woodcock Atkinson 

Chadbourn — Jasper Hoover Route 2, Chadbourn 

Chapel on Boardwalk — G. W. Graves 

Box 121, Wrightsville Beach 

Chinquapin — Surry Williams Route 1, Beulaville, 

Clarkton— Billy Clark Clarkton 

Croatan — Philip Williams Route 4, New Bern 

Currie — Marvin N. Richards Currie 

Delgado — Charles Wallace 1917 Lingo Ave., Wilmington 

Elizabethtown — D. M. Campbell Elizabethtown 

Elkton — Worth Bagley Elkins Route 1, Clarkton 

Faison — William Kalmer Faison 

Graves Memorial — Dr. Wilbert Jackson College Street, Clinton 

Grove — W. E. Craft Kenansville 

Hallsville — Vivian Miller Kenansville 

Harmony — Northrop Harrell Harrells 

Harper-Southerland — Mrs. J. B. Southerland Albertson 

Hebron — No Sunday School 

Holly Grove — James D. Matthis Route 2, Clinton 

Hopewell— J. S. Newkirk Watha 

Immanuel — R. E. Smith 128 Greenville Ave., Wilmington 

Jacksonville, First — H. S. Wiggins 

102 Keller Court, Jacksonville 

Lake Waccamaw — Alex Gregg Wannanish 

Maple Hill— B. L. Lanier Route 1, Maple Hill 

McClure Memorial— J. W. Willetts Box 202, Castle Hayne 

Morehead City — Hugh L. Porter 

117 Fairway Drive, Wilmington 



N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 



N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 



N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 



N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 



41 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



Church 



Name 



Address 



Mt. Horeb— Wilbur Register Council, N. C. 

Mount Olive— Mosley Davis 105 No. Chestnut St., Mount Olive, N. C. 

Mt. Williams — 

Mt. Zion— B. B. Longest Rose Hill, N. C. 



Myrtle Grove — M. H. Allen Route 2, Box 360, Wilmington 

New Hope — Thomas E. Rabon Winnabow 

Oakdale— K. B. Council White Oak 

Oak Grove— C. D. Parker, Jr 3828 So. Front St., Wilmington 

Oak Plains — Joseph W. Newkirk Route 1, Rose Hill 

Page's Mill — Miss Lucy Tipton R.F.D., Chadbourn 

Pearsall Memorial — E. M. O'Brien 

158 Colonial Circle, Wilmington 

Pike — Charles Sidbury Rocky Point 

Pineland— Charles R. Rawls Route 1, Maple Hill 

Pink Hill— G. M. Turner, Jr Pink Hill 

Pleasant View — Durham Grady Albertson 

Pollocksville — James M. Bender Pollocksville 

Potts Memorial — Myron Rouse Wallace 

Rockfish — Ward Blanchard Wallace 

Rocky Point — Claude Smith Rocky Point 

Salem — Haywood Batchelor R.F.D., Chinquapin 

St. Andrews-Covenant — B. H. Smith, Jr. 

4103 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington 

Smith's — Emmett Rogers Pink Hill 

Southport— W. C. Webb Box 603, Southport 

South River — 

Stafford Memorial— W. E. Stafford Garland 

Stanford — J. E. Roberts Box 114, Calypso 

Tabor City — J. A. Hufman, Jr Tabor City 

Teachey — Gene Wells Teachey 

Topsail — Harold D. Howard Hampstead 

Trinity — L. H. Brandon 10 Garfield Place, Cherry Point 

Wallace — John R. Zibelin Wallace 

Warsaw — Festus A. Mitchner Warsaw 

Westminster (Whiteville)— C. C. Stophel 

So. Franklin St., Whiteville 
Westminster (Wilmington) — Clayton Starnes 

100 Bryan Avenue, Wilmington 

White Plains — Ed Dennis Clarkton 

Whiteville, First— W. F. Floyd Whiteville 

Wildwood — Ramie Davis Wildwood 

Willard— E. L. English, Jr Willard 

Wilmington, First — John D. Taylor 

1207 Fairway Drive, Wilmington 

Winter Park — W. L. Eason 550 Bonham Avenue, Wilmington 

Woodburn — G. R. Ennis, Jr Route 1, Leland 



N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 



N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

, N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 

N. C. 

, N. C. 

N. C. 



N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 

N. C. 
N. C. 
N. C. 



42 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY 

I. Officers 

Moderators: October meeting — Ruling Elder George L. Mitchell, January 

meeting — Rev. Edward G. Connette. 
Stated Clerk, Executive Secretary, Treasurer: Rev. L. A. Taylor. 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

II. Trustees 
Presbytery: James H. Clark, J. Kyle Bannerman, E. Walker Stevens. 
Davidson College: 1961— Rev. B. Frank Hall, 1962— Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen. 
Flora Macdonald College: 

1960— Rev. Charles W. Worth, Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Mr. L. N. 

Boney, Jr., Mrs. A. W. Blount. 
1961— Rev. B. Frank Hall, Rev. L. A. Taylor, Mr. E. L. Derrick, 

Mr. D. M. Calhoun. 
1962— Rev. Wade H. Allison, Rev. J. W. Miller, Mr. J. A. Love, Mr. 
William B. Beery III. 

III. Presbytery Council 

Mr. James P. Harris, Chairman; Mr. Leslie N. Boney, Jr., Mr. Charles 
Brindell, Mr. John T. Talbert, Jr., Mr. E. Walker Stevens, Rev. J. 
S. Walkup, Rev. Wade H. Allison, Rev. N. P. Farrior, Mrs. Adolf 
Otersen, Mrs. Frank A. Elliott, Miss Merle Mallard. 
A. Stewardship Committee: 

Mr. John T. Talbert, Jr., Chairman; Rev. John MacKinnon, 
Rev. Charles L. Kirby. 

IV. Executive Committees 
Church Extension: Chairman 

1960— Rev. Harry P. Mitchell (1), Rev. Richard K. Johnson (ut), 
Rev. M. J. McChesney (2), Mr. William B. Beery III (1), 
Mr. Fred E. Little (1). 
1961— Rev. Walter H. Goodman (1), Rev. M. C. MacOueen (1), 

Mr. L. N. Boney, Jr. (2), Mr. Gardner Edwards (1). 
1962— Rev. Charles W. Worth (2), Mr. Harold Aldridge (1), Mr. 
T. J. Turner (1), Mrs. Doris Wessell (1). 

Sub-Committees 
Home Missions: Rev. Charles W. Worth, Chairman; Rev. M. J. Mac- 
Chesney, Rev. M. C. MacOueen, Mr. Fred E. Little, Mr. L. N. Boney, 
Jr., Mr. William B. Beery III, Mr. T. J. Turner, Mr. Harold Aldridge, 
Mrs. Doris Wessell. 

Evangelism: Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Chairman; Rev. Richard K. Johnson, 
Rev. Harbert T. Lewis, A. E. Heafner. 

Radio and Television: Rev. Harry P. Mitchell, Chairman; Rev. Adolf 
Otersen, Rev. George Sowerby. 

Negro Work: Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Chairman; Rev. L. A. Taylor. 

Christian Education: Rev. J. S. Walkup, Chairman; 

43 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

1960— Rev. Charles S. McChesney (2), Rev. Reid H. Erwin (1), 

Rev. John M. Irvine (2), Mr. D. M. Calhoun (1), Miss Alice 

Ann Klostermeyer (1). 
1961 — Rev. William M. Schotanus (lit), Rev. John L. Stevenson (2), 

Rev. William E. Pauley (1), Mrs. Steve Mallard (2). 
1962— Rev. J. S. Walkup (2), Rev. Frank A. Elliott (2), Mrs. L. 

B. Cavenaugh (2), Mrs. Lou Bell Williams (1). 

Sub-Committees 

Children's Work: Rev. William E. Pauley, Chairman; Mrs. Lou Bell Wil- 
liams, Miss Alice Ann Klostermeyer. 

Vioneer Work: Rev. Reid H. Erwin, Chairman; Rev. John L. Stevenson, 
Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Mrs. Steve Mallard. 

Senior-Hi Work: Rev. Charles S. McChesney, Chairman; Rev. John L. 
Stevenson, Mr. D. M. Calhoun, Advisers — Miss Peggy Reymer, Rev. 
David B. Jenkins. 

Adult Work: Rev. John M. Irvine, Chairman; Mrs. L. B. Cavenaugh. 

Leadership Education: Rev. William M. Schotanus, Chairman; Rev. John 
M. Irvine, Miss Alice Ann Klostermeyer. 

Men's Work: Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Chairman; Mr. Charles Boney. 

Camp Development Committee: Mr. Dan D. Cameron, Chairman; Rev. 
Frank A. Elliott, Rev. William M. Schotanus, Mr. William B. Beery 
III, Mr. James A. Hufham, Mr. W. T. McLean. Mr. J. D. Mills, 
Mrs. D. L. Wells, Jr. 

(The numbers in parenthesis refers to first or second term, ut implies 
unexpired term). 

Permanent Committees 
1 — Higher Education: 

1960— Rev. Walter H. Goodman (1), Rev. John L. Stevenson (1), 

Mr. H. L. Joslyn (1) 
1961— Rev. Wade H. Allison (2), Rev. Will H. Terry (1). 
1962— Rev. B. Frank Hall (1), Mr. Robert Aycock (2), Mrs. P. R. 
Smith (1). 

Sub-Committees 

Candidates: Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Chairman; Rev. Will H. Terry, Rev. 
John L. Stevenson. 

2 — World Missions: Rev. N. P. Farrior, Convenor. 

I960— Rev. J. Fitzhugh Clark (1), Mrs. R. T. Sinclair (1). 

1961— Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler (1), Mr. C. A. Williams (1). 

1962— Rev. Reid H. Erwin (1), Mr. D. M. Calhoun (1). 
3 — Annuities and Relief: Mr. H. McNair Johnson, Chairman. 

I960— Rev. H. T. Lewis (1), Mr. W. E. Starnes (1). 

1961— Rev. Norman H. Flowers (1), Mr. H. A. Edwards (1). 

1962— Rev. Richard K. Johnson (2), Mr. H. McNair Johnson (2). 

4 — Homes: Rev. John L. Stevenson, Convenor. 

1960— Rev. C. H. McLean (unexpired term), Mr. W. H. Hender- 
son ( 1 ) . 
1961— Rev. Alvis M. Daniel (1), Mrs. P. R. Smith (2). 
1962— Rev. John L. Stevenson (2), Mr. D. A. Boyette (2). 

44 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

5 — Records: Rev. Alvis M. Daniel, Chairman. 
1960— Rev. C. H. McLean (1). 

1961— Rev. Alvis M. Daniel (1), Rev. H. T. Lewis (1). 
1962— Rev. J. Fitzhugh Clark (2), Mr. R. P. Bender (2). 

6 — General Fund Causes: Rev. David B. Jenkins, Chairman. 
1960— Mr. Charles Brindell (1). 
1961— Rev. David B. Jenkins (1). 
1962— Mr. W. C. Scoggins (2). 

7 — Women's Work: Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Chairman. 
1960— Rev. Richard K. Johnson (1). 
1961— Rev. Frank A. Elliott (1). 
1962— Rev. Harry P. Mitchell (2). 

8 — Audits: Mr. R. C. Piatt, Chairman. 
1960— Mr. R. C. Piatt (2). 
1961— Mr. Jordan Sloan (2). 
1962— Mr. G. E. Dorward (1). 

9 — Nominations: Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Chairman. 

I960— Rev. Walter H. Goodman (1), Mr. Jack Council (1), Mr. 

Mac F. Jones (1). 
1961— Rev. M. C. MacQueen (1), Mr. Frank S. Wilson (1). 
1962— Rev. John M. Irvine (2), Dr. W. C. Mebane (2). 

10 — Examinations: Rev. John M. Irvine, Chairman. 

Theology: 1960— Rev. John R. MacKinnon (ut), 1961— Rev. David 

B. Jenkins (1), 1962— Rev. John M. Irvine (2). 
Sacraments and Church Government: Rev. Charles Williams (1), 

1961— Rev. Edward C. Connette (1), 1962— Rev. William 

P. Burns (2). 
English Bible: 1960— Horace H. Hilton (1), 1962— Rev. Richard K. 

Johnson (2). 
Experimental Religion: 1960— Rev. P. L. Clark (2), 1961— Rev. M. 

C. MacQueen (2). 

11 — Christian Relations: Rev. B. Frank Hall, Chairman. 
1960— Rev. Ben L. Rose (1), Dr. A. F. Chestnut (1). 
1961— Rev. John R. MacKinnon (1), Mr. Robert Aycock (1). 
1962— Rev. B. Frank Hall (1). 

12 — Marriage and Divorce: 

Area #1 — 1960— Rev. M. C. MacQueen (1), 1961— Rev. Norman 

H. Flowers (1), 1962— Rev. Charles Williams (1). 
Area #2 — 1960— Rev. B. Frank Hall (1), 1961— Rev. H. H. Flilton 

(1), 1962— Rev. M. J. McChesney (1). 
Area #3 — 1960— Rev. J. S. Walkup (1), 1961— Rev. Charles W. 

Worth (1), 1962— Rev. J. W. Miller (1). 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work 
Rev. M. J. McChesney, Chairman 
1960— Rev. J. W. Miller (2), Mr. J. R. Marks (2). 
1961— Rev. M. J. McChesney (2), Rev. Robert J. Wilkins (1). 
1962— Rev. Charles W. Worth (2), Mr. H. McNair Johnson (2), 
Mr. W. C. Scoggins (2). 

45 



INDEX 

Atwood, James, Ordained and Installed 12 

Camp and Conference Development, campaign authorized 3 1 

Candidates, Roster 2 

Churches, Roster 2 

Church Extension, annual report 5 

Christian Relations, annual report 9 

Codington, Dr. Herbert A., addresses Presbytery 11 

Connette, R.ev. Edward G., Moderator 20 

Council of Presbytery, report 25 

Commissioners to General Assembly elected 31 

Cypress Creek Property, sold 9 

Directory of Presbytery Committees and Trustees 36 

Homes, annual report 1 3 

Ministers, roster 2 

Mitchell, George L., Moderator, 4; Observations 19 

Moore, Rev. L. W., addresses Presbytery 18 

McChesney, Rev. Charles S., dismissed 33 

Norden, Mrs. Eric, donates property 9 

Nominations, committee reports 10 

Otersen, Adolf, Ordained and Installed 11 

Presbytery, stated sessions 3, 18, called sessions 16, 17 

Reaves, Rev. Henry L., Received 4, Installed 32 

Richardson, Leland A., Ordained and Installed 13 

Russell, Rev. J. Shepherd, dismissed 5 

Session Records, report of committee 12 

Southport Manse, exchanged 9 

Sowerby, George, Ordained and Installed 13 

Stevenson, Rev. John L., dismissed 33 

Stewardship, report of committee 25 

Treasurer's Annual Reports 2 6 

Walkup, Rev. J. S., Moderator 3 

Winfrey, A, P. Jr., received as Candidate 16 

Women's Work, annual report 24 

"World Missions, annual report 2 1 

46 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REP 



POST OFFICES 



CHURCHES 



MINISTERS AND 

LICENTIATES 

NUMBER OF CANDIDATES 



Officers 



Communicants 



Acme, N. C 

Albertson, N. C 

Albertson, R.F.D 

Atkinson, N. C 

Beulaville, N. C 

Bladenboro, N. C 

Bowd'en, N. C 

Brunswick, N. C 

Burgaw, N. C 

Burgaw, R.F.D 

Burgaw, R.F.D 

Calypso, N. C 

Carolina Beach, N. C 

Castle Hayne, N. C 

Chadbourn, N. C 

Chadbourn, R.F.D 

Chinquapin, N. C 

Chinquapin, R.F.D 

Chinquapin, R.F.D 

Clarkton, N. C 

Clinton, N. C 

Clinton, R.F.D 

Council, N. C, R.F.D 

Council, N. C, R.F.D 

Council, N. C, R.F.D 

Currie, N. C 

Elizabethtown, N. C 

Elkton, N. C 

Faison, N. C 

Garland, N. C 

Garland, R.F.D 

Hampstead, N. C 

Harrell's, N. C 

Havelock, N. C 

Ivanhoe, N. C 

Jacksonville, N. C 

Jacksonville, R.F.D 

Kenansville, N. C. 

Kenansville, R.F.D 

Lake Waccamaw, N. C 

Leland, N. C 

Maple Hill, N. C 

Maple Hill, R.F.D 

Morehead City. N. C 

Mount Olive, N. C 

Mount Olive, R.F.D 

Mount Olive, R.F.D 

New Bern, R.F.D 

Pink Hill, N. C 

Pink Hill, R.F.D 

Pink Hill, R.F.D 

Pollocksville, N. C 

Rocky Point, N. C 

Rocky Point, N. C 

Rose Hill, N. C 

Rose Hill, R.F.D 

Southport, N. C 

Tabor City, N. C 

Tar Heel. N. C 

Teachey, N. C 

Wallace, N. C 

Wallace. R.F.D 

Warsaw, N. C 

Whiteville, N. C 

Whiteville, R.F.D 

White Oak, N. C 

Wi'dwood, N. C 

Willard, N. C 

Wil'ard, R.F.D 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 1 

Winnabow, N. C. 

Wrightsville Beach, N. C.- 



Acme*t 

Harper-Southerland 

Pleasant View 

Caswell* f 

Beluaville*f 

Bladenborof 

Bowden Community!-- 

Brunswick! 

Burgaw* f 

Hopewellf 

Mt. Williams 

Calypsof 

Carolina Beach*! 

McClure Memorial! 

Chadbourn*f 

Page's Mill 

Chinquapin*! 

Bethel! 

S'alem 

Clarkton* f 

Graves Memorial*! 

Holly Grovef 

Ash wood 

Mt. Horebf 

White Plainsf 

Currie! 

Elizabethtown*! 

Elkton 

Faison* 

Stafford Memorial 

South River 

Topsail! 

Harmony! 

Trinity*! 

Black River 

Jacksonville*! 

Antioch! 

Grove* 

Hallsville 

Lake Waccamaw*! 

Woodburn*! 

Maple Hill 

Pineland 

First*! 

Mt. Olive*! 

Baker! 

Stanford 

Croatan 

Pink Hill*! 

Hebron 

Smith's 

Pollocksville*! 

Rocky Point*! 

Pike! 

Mt. Zion*! 

Oak Plain! 

Southport*! 

Tabor City*! 

Beth Car! 

Teachey! 

Wallace*! 

Rockfish*! 

Warsaw*! 

First*! 

Westminster*! 

Oakdale 

Wildwood*! 

Willard*! 

Potts Memorial! 

First*! 

Bethany*! 

Cape Fear*! 

Delgado! 

Immanuel*! 

Myrtle Grove! 

Oak Grove! 

Pearsall Memorial*!- - 
St. Andrews-Covenant! 

Westminster*! 

Winter Park*! 

New Hope 

Chapel on Boardwalk ._ 



William H. Terry P 

N. P. Farrior (5) P 

N. P. Farrior (5) P 

Henry L. Willis (3) P 

Walter H. Goodman (2) P 

L. C. LaMotte T.S 

Norman H. Flowers (2) P 

Henry L. Reaves (2) P 

Lawrence W. Kessler (2) P 

Lawrence W. Kessler (2) P 

P. L. Clark S.S 

Herbert T. Lewis (2) P 

Harry B. Mitchell P 

John M. Irvine, Jr. P 

John L. Stevenson (2) P 

John L. Stevenson (2) P 

Ira H. Rawles (2) P 

Reid H. Erwin P 

Ira H. Rawles (2) P 

J. W. Miller P 

M. C. MacQueen (3) P 

M. C. MacQueen (3) P 

Vacant 

David B. Jenkins (2) P 

Vacant 

Henry L. Willis (3) P 

David B. Jenkins (2) P 

Vacant 

Herbert T. Lewis (2) P 

(C. G. Johnstone) (2) S.S 

M. C. MacQueen (3) 

George W. Sowerby P 

(C. G. Johnstone) (2) S.S.— 

Joseph C. Wagner P 

Henry L. Willis (3) P 

W. M. Schotanus P 

Walter H. Goodman (2) P 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Randolph W. Graham P 

J. W. Brown (2) T.S 

J. W. Brown (2) T.S 

Charles L. Kirby P 

Charles Williams (2) P 

Charles Williams (2) P 

Vacant 

W. F. F. Little (2) P 

N. P. Farrior (5) P 

N. P. Farrior (5) P 

N. P. Farrior (5) P 

W. F. F. Little (2) P 

Adolf Otersen, Jr. (2) P 

Adolf Otersen, Jr. (2) P 

Wade H. Allison P 

R. J. Wilkins (3) P 

W. E. Pauley, Jr. (2) P 

Henry L. Reaves (2) P 

J. F. Clark (2) P 

R. J. Wilkins (2) P 

James E. Atwood P 

Charles S. McChesney (2) P___ 

Norman H. Flowers (2) P 

Charles W. Worth P 

John S. Walkup P 

J. Fitzhugh Clark (2) P 

Alvis M. Daniel P 

Robert J. Wilkins (3) P 

Charles S. McChesney (2) P__. 

John R. MacKinnon P 

Frank A. Elliott P 

Francis M. Womack, Jr. P 

C. H. McLean P 

Mortimer J. McChesney P 

Leland A. Richardson (2) P___ 

Leland A. Richardson (2) P 

B. Frank Hall P 

Edward G. Connette, Jr. P 

Richard K. Johnson P 

Horace H. Hilton P 

W. E. Pauley, Jr. (2) P 

William P. Burns P 

TOTALS _. 



8 


10 


10 


7 


2 


148 




3| 3 


3 





9 


38 




3| 3 


1 


2 


1 


52| 


6| 7 


1 


2 


VI 


1131 


4| b 


•I 


4 


4 


89| 


4| 3 





3 


5 


40| 


5| 6 








2 


48| 


b| 





1 


5 


61| 


7| y 





10 


34 


201| 


b| 8 





1 


10 


73| 


H 2 








3 


29| 


8| 8 


1 


2 


7 


117| 


8| 9 


2 


3 


9 


176| 


i)| 7 


6 


6 


38 


113| 


10| 6 


•1 


3 


40 


146| 


2| 1 


b 


1 





421 


7| 6 


2 





71 


97 1 


6| 6 


2 


2 


7 


167| 


5| 3 


1 


45 





461 


10| 18 


6 





134 


187) 


18 1 27 


14 


30 


30 


495| 


5| 4 


5 


1 


3 


87| 


31 2 











18 




6| 6 





9 


6 


43 




51 6 


5 


3 


1 


79 




3| 3 


2 





5 


27 




13 15 


8 


18 


22 


314 




2| 3 











27 




6| 8 


6 





26 


174 




6| 5 











34 




11 2 


2 





7 


12 




5| 3 


1 


7 


2 


92 




5| 5 


2 





2 


94 




6 


11 


31 


67 


28 


178 


3 


4 


6 


4 


3 


10 


63 




9 


14 


60 


103 


22 


448 


2 


5 


6 


5 


2 


8 


67 




6 


8 








2 


139 




7 


6 


8 


3 


23 


120 




6 


9 


2 


4 


7 


147 




5 


6 


5 


12 


17 


160 




3 


2 





3 


1 


36 




3 


4 


5 


in 


1 


60 




8 


12 


11 


21 


13 


284 




11 


12 


IS 


10 


70 


274 


1 


4 


2 


2 


1 


3 


58 




4 


8 


2 


i) 


15 


140 




3 


6 








5 


35 




fi 


9 


8 


5 


4 


84 




2 














13 




5 


6 


5 


8 





101 




7 


9 


1 





2 


115 




4 


7 





1 


4 


114 




s 


4 





3 


4 


56 




'.I 


12 


4 


3 


3 


216 




7 


5 





1 





47 




4 


r. 


2 


3 


5 


88 




3 


5 


9 


2 


6 


69 




7 


5 


2 





1 


69 




5 


5 


3 





2 


95 




n 


12 


7 


7 


22 


365 




7 


12 


II 





6 


189 




fi 


M 





6 


26 


205 




in 


15 


4 


9 


8 


217 




in 


13 


11 


15 


26 


293 




3 


:' 


1 


1 


1 


30 




8 


i; 





9 


7 


115 




4 


4 


4 


1 


1 


51 




6 


7 


2 


1 


5 


118 




291 30 


23 


17 


31 


915 




8 


12 


8 


11 


9 


220 




1? 


12 


4 


29 


110 


223 




fi 


7 


11 


18 


17 


130 


1 


13 


18 


19 


9 


36 


331 


1 


3 


6 





7 


3 


134 




5 


4 


1 


3 


19 


68 




17 


?,0 


4 


12 


21 


AVI 




?A 


28 


23 


35 


212 


937 




9 


1? 


16 


31 


13 


252 


1 


in 


"D 


26 


34 


40' 


546 




4 


4 


1 


•' 





74 




10| 12 


11 


■:.r, 


4| 


252 


560 


664 


n;-, 


711." 


1,375 


12,834 


23 



♦-Church Reporting Manse. 
!-Every Member Canvass. 



PUIQ9P0Q 




sauejqn M'sismuq a>(na